HTC unveils new Vive Pro 2 with 5K resolution display and 120Hz refresh rate

HTC has unveiled the new Vive Pro 2, an update to its high-end virtual reality headset that hosts small but meaningful improvements.

The biggest change is the new display, which now offers 5K resolution (or 2448 × 2448 pixels per eye), 120Hz refresh rate, and 120-degree view. This is a nice step up from the original Vive Pro released in 2018, which had 2880 x 1600 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate and 110-degree field of view. The new Vive Pro 2 also supports Display Stream Compression or DSC, which is the first VR headset. DSC is a visually lossless standard often seen in high-end monitors.

As a result of all this, HTC says that the Vive Pro 2 offers a “minimum speed blur”. The company also claims that the noticeable lines in many older VR headsets, commonly known as screen door effects, have been “virtually eliminated” – although these have led to other new devices such as the Oculus Quest 2 and HP Revere. B2 has also improved significantly. .

Display aside, the Vive Pro 2 has common ergonomic features on high-end headsets, including adjustable straps, quick-adjustable sizing dials, and adjustable interpupillary distance (IPD). The integrated headphones are Hi-Res audio certified with 3D spatial sound, and the headset also works with third-party headphones. The new Vive Pro 2 will also work with all Vive SteamVR accessories, including the Vive Tracker, the new Vive Facial Tracker, and any SteamVR Controller and other accessories.

Design-wise, renders unify the new Vive Pro 2 Little Smooth and more compact than its predecessor. However we have not yet found the weight or dimensions of the new headset nor has it actually been seen in an individual to compare.

If you’re upgrading from the original Vive Pro, HTC is running a special promotion during the preorder period, selling the headset on its own (without controllers or external trackers) for $ 749 / £ 659 / € 739. Once this promotion ends, the standalone headset will cost $ 799 / £ 719 / € 799. The fully Kids-Out Pro 2, including Base Station 2.0 and controllers, will be available to buy from June 4 for $ 1,399 / £ 1,299 / € 1,399.

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