At CES 2018 in January, the company announced that it was partnering with Xiaomi and Qualcomm to manufacture the Oculus Go VR Headset. Now Facebook is said to be planning on launching the Oculus Go VR Headset at F8 Developer Conference on May 1 according to sources of Variety.
Since it powers with the same software as Samsung’s Gear VR headset, it will out of the box have support for thousands of VR games and 360-degree video experiences, and other streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and HBO. The Oculus Go VR Headset comes with an integrated display and all of its computing power directly into the headset, eliminating the need for phone or PC.
Furthermore, the headset will come with a 32 GB of onboard storage for the $199 variant, and 64GB model will sell at a higher price. Unlike the Oculus Rift headset, Oculus Go doesn’t have any positional tracking technology. We previously reported that in January at CES 2018, the company announced that it was partnering with Xiaomi and Qualcomm to manufacture the Go.
As for specifications, the Oculus Go VR Headset will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile VR Platform, 2K (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) fast-switch LCD screen, 3.5mm headphone jack. While the exact reasons for the delay in launch in unknown, but for now it looks like we’re just a month and a half away from the official Oculus Go VR Headset announcement.
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