HTC Link: new virtual reality glasses for smartphones

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Even though there is Oculus Rift in the virtual reality for maximum performance, the fact is that HTC Vive can now guarantee the best experience in this format of content. HTC is working well in virtual reality, where there is a guaranteed future, but its mobile division is whole another matter as it does not seem to take off. So, in what seems like a wise move, they have decided to take their virtual reality to the smartphone. Like Samsung with its Gear VR and Galaxy S, using the smartphone but without mounting the mobile in the glasses themselves.

These new virtual reality glasses are called HTC Link, however, in terms of hardware they have very little to do with HTC Vive. On the other hand, it is obvious that HTC Vive use the power of a high-performance computer where as in this case the device takes advantage of the ‘power’ of a smartphone. However, it has two AMOLED screens of 3.6 inches with Full HD resolution 1080 x 1200 pixels. Therefore, it is not like we are standing before a well adjusted device in terms of technical specifications.

In addition to these two AMOLED screens of 3.6 inches each and with 1080 x 1200 pixels resolution, we have a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and a field of view of 110 degrees. That is, their technical specifications in terms of image are well above what other equivalent models offer. However, what users may not like as much is that they will have to install a camera in the environment that is responsible for detecting the position of the user in a distance of up to 3 meters at most. All this and more is provided including the two controls for the control of video games and applications.

The operation of these glasses which are linked to the mobile by USB C, although we can have it in the pocket, is supported by several LED lights of helmets and controls that are tracked by this camera. That is, the virtual environment is created in a completely different way than it did in devices such as the Samsung Gear VR. The intention of HTC, however, is to make things easy for developers to carry the contents of HTC Live to this new platform, which will have a completely independent catalog.


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