HTC finally discloses the all-new Vive Pro 2. It comes with an update to the high-end virtual reality headset. Also, it comes with very few improvements but those improvements are worthwhile.
So, the biggest change in the all-new HTC Vive Pro 2 is the display. Which comes out with the 5K resolution. Along with the 120Hz refresh rate, and a 120-degree field of view. This time it is a more decent setup than the Vive Pro. That was released earlier in the year 2018 with the 2880 x 1600 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and 110-degree field of view. This time the Vive Pro also supports the Display Stream Compression. Which is for the first time in a VR headset.
DSC is basically a lossless standard that is mostly discovered or seen in high-end Monitors. Because of this, the company claims that the new Vive Pro 2 delivers “minimal motion blur”. With this, the company also claims that this time the meshed lines that were seen in the earlier headset have now been eliminating from the new Vive Pro 2. These features have vastly improved the quality of the Oculus Quest 2 and HP Reverb G2.
Now keeping the display aside the all-new headset has the features like the earlier ones. That includes high-end headsets, including adjustable straps, quick-adjust sizing dials, and adjustable interpupillary distance. This time the headphones are Hi-Res Audio Certified with 3D spatial sound. Moreover, this time the headset can connect with third-party devices. Now here are the devices with which the new Vive Pro 2 VR is accessible that include Vive SteamVR accessories, including Vive trackers, the new Vive Facial Tracker, and any SteamVR controllers and other accessories.
This time the new VR Headset is a little sleeker and more compact than the earlier versions. But till now the weight and the height for the R is unpredictable. So, if the user of HTC VR is looking for upgrading the headset then the company is offering the all-new Vive Pro 2 without the controllers and external accessories only at $749 / £659 / €739. With this, if the offer ends then the headset alone will be ranging around $799 / £719 / €799.
The all-new Vive Pro 2 with the Base Station 2.0 and controllers will be available at a range of $1,399 / £1,299 / €1,399 and the sale of it will start from June 4.