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HTC's updated Vive Pro VR headset has a higher resolution display and built-in headphones

By James Lu - on 9 Jan 2018, 11:18am

HTC's updated Vive Pro VR headset has a higher resolution display and built-in headphones

HTC announced an updated Pro version of its Vive headset at CES today. The new Vive Pro has an increased resolution of 2,880 x 1,600 (1,400 x 1,600 per eye), which is a 78 percent increase from the current Vive's 2,160 x 1,200 (1,080 x 1,200 per eye) resolution.

Alongside the increase in resolution, HTC has also redesigned the Vive Pro’s headstrap to be more comfortable and added built-in headphones. The new head strap includes a sizing dial that aims to make the headset more balanced, so it won't feel as front heavy as the original Vive. HTC has also added dual microphones and dual front-facing cameras. Finally, the Vive Pro comes in an attractive metallic blue finish to differentiate it from the black finish of the original Vive. 

The Vive Pro will be backwards compatible with both 1.0 and 2.0 SteamVR tracking, and you can use up to four base stations for room tracking on the Vive Pro. The Vive Pro headset will launch in the first half of this year, but pricing has not been announced yet.

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