Huawei has announced its first VR headset at a conference in Shanghai and it's a Samsung Gear VR rival.
The Huawei VR headset, as it's imaginatively titled, is powered by its P9 and Mate 8 smartphones and uses the phone's 1080p displays as the main display, slotting as on the Gear VR and connecting via USB-C.
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The field of view is 95 degrees (pretty much the same as the Gear VR's 96 degree FOV) and the headset also boasts low 20ms latency. There's a blue light filter to help protect your eyes too.
Elsewhere, it's a dead ringer for the Gear VR - focus adjustment wheel on top, touchpad on the right and a back button above that. Plus it's available in white and has a cover to pop over once your phone is secured. One thing to note, it is being reported that you won't be able to wear glasses with this one.
Huawei's main claim to innovation here is that it says its headset will offer 3D audio with your own headphones, which developers can take advantage of. We're more used to seeing (hearing?) this on high end headsets like the Oculus Rift so we're intrigued to try it out.
Samsung has Oculus behind it but Huawei has already given us an idea of what will be available to watch and play on the headset: 4,000 free movies (though not necessarily VR obviously), over 40 free games plus 350 360 degree images and 150 panoramic tours.
There's no price or release date for the Huawei VR headset yet, just that it's coming "this season" so later in 2016.
Via (and image credit): Engadget