HTC already has a presence in the VR world thanks to its Vive headset. But it’s not done making its mark, announcing on Thursday another VR system called the HTC Link that will work specifically with the U11.
Unlike the Vive, the Link won’t require a powerful PC and a standalone area to set it up. Out of the box, the headset will feature a tracking camera and two controllers. As you can see, it’s a much simpler system.
Inside the headset are two 3.6-inch 1080 by 1200 displays that feature a 110-degree field of view and a 90GHz refresh rate. With the displays inside of the headset, the Link won’t utilize the U11’s display, instead linking via a USB-C cable.
When using the Link headset, the headset’s tracking camera to track the controllers. One of the new features the Link will sport is the six-degrees-of-freedom tracking that’s never been in another smartphone VR headset before.
The HTC Link will be available for purchase in July. Unfortunately, it will only be sold in Japan. HTC didn’t reveal specifics about pricing or a reason for the Japan-only release.