HTC has a unique standalone Vive RV headset for China
Google announced that HTC would be building a standalone VR headset based on the Daydream VR platform at Google I/O a few months back, but it looks like HTC isn’t stopping there. The company has teased the launch of another standalone VR headset for China which will use the same reference design. But since Google service doesn’t work in China, the Vive VR headset will be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon VR tracking technology and will rely on HTC’s Viveport platform to deliver content to users.
Since we still don’t know what the user experience will be with HTC Daydream VR headset, it’s impossible to know how different the standalone Chinese Vive VR headset will be. We’re going to make the assumption that the two will look and operate in the same fashion, running on Android O.
HTC seems to be fully committed to the VR space, but it’s still not clear if the company has been able to make a profit from its VR division. With the amount of R&D work going into VR, it’ll likely be another year or two before HTC is able to reap a financial benefit from its Vive investment.
Source: Tech Crunch