HTC’s Vive Focus standalone VR headset launches in China on December 12.
While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China.
The company confirmed today that pre-orders for the headset, which runs on its new Vive Wave platform, will start on December 12th, with first shipments expected in January 2018. You can pre-order from the official Vive website. You can check out a new trailer of it below.
As for pricing, there’s a standard ‘Almond White’ edition of the device that costs ¥3,999 ($604.49). Yes, that’s slightly more expensive than the $600 PC-based Vive in the US, but it’s important to remember that that headset costs $820.57 in China, so it’s possible that it could be significantly cheaper if it ever did come to the west.