Oculus, a Facebook-owned company has collaborated with the China-based Xiaomi for the worldwide dispatch of Oculus Go Standalone VR headset. The Oculus Go was first announced in October last year and cost $199. There is another VR headset called Mi VR Standalone only for the Chinese market. It depends on Oculus VR technology, however the VR content originates from Xiaomi.
We all know that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are totally restricted in China. Indeed, even the Oculus as a Facebook-owned company may confront issues in selling the Oculus Go in China. As far as hardware is concerned, both the Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone looks exactly similar. They both come fueled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile VR Platform. The Mi VR Standalone is also help in supporting Oculus Mobile SDK.
It will enable the Oculus developers to effortlessly share the content from Oculus VR platform to the Mi VR platform. Hugo Barra, who is at present the “VP of VR” at Facebook had earlier served as Global VP at Xiaomi for four years. As of now, there is no information about the exact date and the pricing of both these standalone VR headsets. A year ago, Xiaomi launched the Mi VR Play 2 headset which appears to be like the Google Daydream View headset.
There is also a top of the line or high-end headset from Xiaomi called Mi VR Glasses. It packs a movement sensor inside the headset, and the headset can be connect using the USB Type-C port. It works on a Chinese Mi VR platform and comes packed with a 9-axis controller. Currently, the Xiaomi Mi VR Glasses is just constrained to the Chinese market. With the partnership between Oculus and Xiaomi, we can see the Mi VR platform outside China too.
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