Oculus, a division of Facebook, had globally announced a mid-range Virtual Reality (VR) headset, Oculus Go late last year. At CES 2018, Hugo Barra who is now Facebook VR VP revealed that the unique standalone VR headset has been developed in collaboration with Xioami and is powered by Snapdragon 821 chipset.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO gave the hint of the launch of Oculus Go Headset last year in October. He said that its goal is to get one billion people in VR. Since it is Made by Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker has plans to launch the Oculus Go in China as Mi VR Standalone headset as well.
Oculus Go VR headset Feature and Price
The affordable Oculus Go is quite affordable for a standalone VR headset. It has its own built-in display, speakers and employs its own chipsets.
The Oculus Go flaunts a 2560×1440 screen, spatial audio output that can be used without headphones and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor. It uses a controller that’s similar to the Gear VR’s remote, so developers are supposed to be able to easily build for Oculus Go and the Gear VR at the same time.
The Oculus Go VR headset doesn’t have inside-out tracking or fully tracked motion controllers, which explains the low price. The Oculus Go VR Headset has been priced at $199 (roughly to Rs. 12,500). It will hit retail shelves in “early 2018”.