At CES 2019 Qualcomm was exhibiting off a brand new VR headset reference design with twin 2160×2160 LCD shows. Curiously, the headset was being powered by a smartphone reference machine by way of a USB-C cable.
In addition to being a PC VR headset, HTC talked about that Cosmos would possibly connect with “different units”. Their announcement video confirmed a silloute of what appears like a HTC smartphone- seemingly hinting that would be the “different machine”.
To be clear, Qualcomm isn’t a shopper going through company- they promote chips and licence know-how to shopper OEMs. HTC has utilized Qualcomm’s know-how prior to now. The Vive Focus standalone is predicated off Qualcomm’s VR835 reference design and licences Qualcomm’s positional monitoring know-how.
HTC’s website claims the Cosmos incorporates the corporate’s ‘sharpest screens but’. It additionally states they’ve an RGB subpixel format. Given that almost all OLEDs are PenTile somewhat than RGB, this makes LCD the most definitely candidate for the Cosmos’s screens. And in the event that they’re the ‘sharpest but’, they’d must be larger decision than the Vive Pro, proper?
So these 2160×2160 LCD panels within the Qualcomm headset, utilizing the identical distinctive characteristic because the Cosmos, will not be a coincidence. It’s very attainable this headset isn’t simply the idea of the Cosmos’ connectivity, but additionally incorporates the panels the Cosmos will use.
HTC has been tight lipped on any particulars concerning the Cosmos, however we’ll maintain you up to date on any additional hints or bulletins about this fascinating headset.
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