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Xiaomi and Oculus reveals VR headsets powered by Snapdragon 821 processor

By Liu Hongzuo - on 9 Jan 2018, 1:05pm

Xiaomi and Oculus reveals VR headsets powered by Snapdragon 821 processor

Heralding the start of CES 2018 is none other than Xiaomi and Oculus. The two companies announced their ongoing partnership and revealed not one, but two VR headsets that are powered by one of Qualcomm's flagship mobile processor of the yesteryear - Snapdragon 821 SoC.

Xiaomi and Oculus Go jointly released the Oculus Go VR headset for the global market, while the Mi VR for the Chinese market. Both headsets are compatible with Oculus Mobile SDK. Their press statement indicates no significant differences between both devices, as they are both powered using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 mobile processor.  

Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra, Qualcomm Incorporated President Cristiano Amon, and Xiaomi VP Thomas Tang at CES 2018.

If anything, Oculus stated that the Mi VR was designed to enable "existing Oculus developers to easily bring their content to the Mi VR platform in China". 

The CES conference revealed that the Oculus Go headset would retail at US$199(~S$265.10), with an expected early-2018 release.

Source: Oculus (blog), The Verge

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