HTC announces new $799 Vive Focus Plus virtual reality headset to rival Facebook's Oculus Rift

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HTC is doubling down on virtual reality with a new headset that's double the price of its primary rival's device.

The Taiwanese electronics giant announced that its newest VR headset, the Vive Focus Plus, will land in stores on April 15th.

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It's targeted for the enterprise market and is priced at $799 - a significant step-up from Facebook's recently released Oculus Rift S or Quest headsets, both of which cost $399.

After teasing the device last month, HTC officially launched the Vive Focus Plus at its Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzen, China.

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The company says the new device is built with enhanced optics and lenses that make virtual reality environments appear even clearer and help 'bring objects to life like never before.'

The Vive Focus Plus' improved optics are due to the device's 'Fresnel' lenses, HTC said.

Needs - Enterprise - Customers - Focus - Plus

'Designed to meet the needs of enterprise customers, Vive Focus Plus has new fresnel lenses which offer a sharper visual to reduce any screen door effect,' the company said in a statement.

'The new lenses create a crisper, more true-to-life visual for users to truly immerse the headset user.'

Display - Panels - Resolution - Eye - Panel

The display panels have been upgraded to 1440x1600 resolution per eye panel, or 2880x1600 total resolution....
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