Huawei is a company that currently has the fastest growth rate in the smartphone market. After becoming third largest smartphone manufacturer they now want to enter the world of VR. They already have a smartwatch that is looking really good, they’ve made a smart band for their phones, and their Kirin chipset is one of the few that can tackle with the ones from Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple. And now, to complete their smartphone accessories portfolio, they revealed their own VR kit, named Huawei VR (well, it doesn’t have to be named bombastically in order to succeed).

Huawei VR

 Design

The kit is clearly designed with Gear VR in mind. Almost identical front side, with a slot to put your phone in. Stripes that should keep VR kit in place are placed almost the same as in other kits we had the opportunity to see, and generally, Huawei VR is really hard to distinguish from the Samsung Gear VR. The interesting thing is that Samsung doesn’t actually manufacture Gear VR, the job is handed to Oculus, now owned by Facebook. Huawei, on the other hand, announced that they will produce VR in-house, meaning that Huawei became the fourth company to actually manufacture VR kits, after Oculus, HTC (Vive), and Sony (PlayStation VR), which tells enough about production power Huawei has.

Capabilities

Actual performance will depend on the smartphone you use with it. Currently, only the newest models (P9 and Mate 8) are compatible with Huawei’s new VR kit, but as more models get announced this will change. Mind that P9 and Mate 8 smartphones are pretty powerful and are completely capable of running VR content. But, one thing that could become a serious problem is that Huawei doesn’t have a model with a resolution bigger than 1080p. 1080p is more than enough when using the phone as intended, PPI is just too high to notice any pixels and 1080p displays will drain the battery much less than QHD ones. But when enjoying VR content, 1080p will not be enough. The image on Samsung Gear VR looks relatively grainy even when new Galaxy S6 or S7 are connected, and both of those phones have QHD display resolution. Huawei said earlier that they won’t enter QHD market because their phones don’t need to have such a big resolution, but if they want to become a serious VR player, this will have to happen soon.

Standout Points

The biggest difference point in comparison to Gear VR is that Huawei VR will support “360-degree sound field”, with headphones of course. Samsung’s VR set doesn’t support this out-of-the-box but there are third-party solutions, like MilkVR. It will be interesting to see (or, better to say, to hear) how good this option will be and will the audio image really will be as wide as Huawei claims.

Availability And Price Of Huawei VR

Since Huawei VR kit had been revealed just yesterday, the price is still unknown. But if Gear VR costs just $99, we are certain that Huawei will put much lower price stamp on its new product. Something around $60-$70 sounds possible. Huawei VR should be available in a couple of months, the company’s latest flagship device, P9 was revealed just a couple of weeks ago and there is no need to offer VR kit right now. Especially because Huawei has big plans for VR content that’ll be released for the device. They plan to offer piles of movies, games, panoramic images, 360 videos and more as soon as VR kit gets released, and to do that in a proper way, they’ll probably need a couple of months to actually gather and produce that content.

Conclusion

It seems that soon, even more, smartphone manufacturers will offer some form of their own VR kits. Sony could make their VR kit compatible with their premium Xperia series, Apple will surely enter the market, but they will wait for technology to become future-proof and actually profitable, and Xiaomi, Lenovo, and others surely think about making the move into VR. If other manufacturers start following Samsung and Huawei, we could get a VR kit compatible with almost every model in the near future, and VR could finally enter the mainstream market.

18 COMMENTS

  1. O lado positivo é que a impotência masculina tem cura e os tratamentos estão cada dia mais modernos.

  2. Good way of describing, and good post to get data about my presentation topic, which i am
    going to convey in school.

  3. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% sure.
    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Appreciate it

  4. This is why it is recommended to give hormonal therapy for more than 6 months to be fully effective.

  5. El medicamento, sildenafil, comercializado bajo el nombre de Viagra por la farmacéutica Pfizer, puede ayudar a los hombres con disfunción eréctil a mantener una erección lo suficientemente firme como para tener una relación sexual satisfactoria.

  6. 343680 742484The subsequent time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a great deal as this one. I mean, I know it was my option to read, but I truly thought youd have something attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you possibly can repair need to you werent too busy on the lookout for attention. 608411

  7. Greate article. Keep posting such kind of information on your page.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hi there, You’ve done an incredible job.
    I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.

    I’m sure they will be benefited from this web site.

  8. Quality posts is the important to attract the people to pay a quick visit the website, that’s what
    this web site is providing.

  9. What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads.
    I’m hoping to contribute & help different users like its helped me.

    Great job.

  10. Link exchange is nothing else however it is simply placing the other person’s
    webpage link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also
    do same in favor of you.

  11. I am truly delighted to glance at this webpage posts which consists of tons of useful facts, thanks for providing these statistics.

  12. Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and
    you are just too magnificent. I really like what you have acquired here, really like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it.
    You make it entertaining and you still care for to
    keep it smart. I can not wait to read far more from you.
    This is really a tremendous website.

  13. whoah this weblog is fantastic i really like reading your articles.

    Stay up the great work! You know, a lot of people are looking around for this
    info, you could aid them greatly.

  14. I’ll right away clutch your rss feed as I can not in finding your email subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me know so that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

  15. 790465 235989Nicely picked details, numerous thanks towards the author. It is incomprehensive in my experience at present, nevertheless in common, the convenience and importance is mind-boggling. Regards and all of the very best .. 345094

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here