HTC reveals their Vive Pro 2 VR Headset – 5K, 120Hz and SteamVR Tracking

HTC reveals their Vive Pro 2 VR Headset - 5K, 120Hz and SteamVR Tracking

HTC reveals their Vive Pro 2 VR Headset – 5K, 120Hz and SteamVR Tracking

HTC has just revealed its Vive Pro 2 VR headset, offering consumers sharper screens, higher refresh rates, a wider field of view and the same high-precision SteamVR tracking as HTC’s existing Vive Pro headset. 

The Vive Pro 2 is a 2021 refresh of the company’s existing Vive Pro headset, offering a 5K screen resolution, a field of view of up to 120 degrees and 90/120Hz refresh rate modes. 

With a per-eye resolution of 2448×2448, the Vive Pro 2 deliver a significant uplift in terms of clarity over today’s Vive Pro, which featured a per-eye resolution of 1440×1600. This transition will also move the Vive Pro from OLED-based screens to LCD screens, using DisplayPort 1.2 with Display Stream Compression (DSC) to enable the Vive Pro to offer such a high screen resolution at 120Hz. 

HTC’s Vive Pro will launch on June 4th and ship for £719 to pre-orderers in the UK. This lowered price tag includes a £60 discount for early orderers, making the headset £779 after launch. This price does not include the cost of VR controllers and the headset’s SteamVR tracking system, both of which are necessary to use this headset. 

A full HTC Vive Pro 2 Headset kit will cost $1399 in the US. At this time the UK pricing of the headset’s full kit is unknown. Buyers who purchase the Vive Pro without controllers or SteamVR tracking will have the freedom to reuse the controllers/tracking setup of any SteamVR headset that they own or purchase their preferred SteamVR trackers or controllers (such as Valve’s Index VR controller). 

HTC reveals their Vive Pro 2 VR Headset - 5K, 120Hz and SteamVR Tracking  
HTC’s new Vive Pro 2 VR headset utilises HTC’s new dual-stacked lens design, which allows the VR headset maker to deliver a 120-degree field of view with their latest headset. HTC’s design allows such a wide field of view to be offered without blur at the edges of the headset’s screen, giving Vive Pro users a sharper image. 

With resolution and refresh rate updates, HTC’s Vive Pro 2 is the company’s sharpest and headset to date. In terms of resolution and refresh rate, the Vive Pro 2 surpasses Valve’s Steam Index VR headset and HP’s Reverb G2 VR headsets. This makes the Vive Pro 2 one of the highest-end VR headsets on the market, adding another high-end option to the PCVR market. 

Like the original HTC Vive Pro, the Vive Pro 2 still features two front-facing colour cameras for pass-through and integrated headphones. The headset also ships with two months of HTC’s Viveport Infinity service.

HTC reveals their Vive Pro 2 VR Headset - 5K, 120Hz and SteamVR Tracking  
Learn more about HTC’s Vive Pro 2 VR headset here. 

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