Telecom journalist Evan Blass shows a series of presumably official images of the HTC Vive Flow on his Twitter account @evleaks. HTC was already expected to announce this VR headset this week and that has now been confirmed.
on the images and renders, the design with two relatively large lenses is clearly visible and the glasses are visible from all kinds of angles. In addition, there is an image indicating that pre-orders can be placed from October 15, deliveries will start in early November and the glasses will cost $ 499. HTC announces present the glasses during a livestream on Thursday.
Blass’ images suggest that the HTC Vive Flow may be wired. Some images also show a tube-shaped black device, but that could also be a storage tube. Based on certain images, it is clear that the images are in any case also rendered internally and therefore appear to be standalone VR glasses. A small blower cooler is also provided in the goggles. Furthermore, the Vive Flow can be connected to the smartphone, after which the phone can serve as a VR controller. Perhaps the glasses will not get their own controllers.
The design of the Vive Flow is very similar to the Proton prototypes of AR glasses that HTC presented in February last year. The Vive Flow could be a further development of these glasses. Those Proton-ar goggles had two versions: one that has all the components on the back of the headband, and a second version that connects to a device that users can attach to their pants. That device serves for the 5G connection. Whether this is also the case with the Vive Flow will probably become apparent on Thursday.
Protocol recently reported that HTC will announce the Vive Flow on Thursday. The medium wrote that it will be a lightweight consumer VR set, with which the manufacturer would like to conquer a larger market share in the consumer market. Also on Thursday, HTC was to announce a new service called Viveport Version, which will combine real-time interaction during events and meetings by combining VR and non-VR. It would be similar to Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms and Horizon Worlds, which require the Oculus Quest glasses.