CES 2018: Facebook to bring Oculus Go VR headset for the masses in partnership with Xiaomi

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Today, Facebook has announced that it has partnered with Qualcomm and Xiaomi to build the next generation of VR products for the customers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018.

Facebook has disclosed that it has tied up with Xiaomi to roll out the Oculus Go VR headset for the global market. Both the companies unitedly announced Mi VR Standalone, which is only for the Chinese market.

Both headsets, the Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile VR Platform. “We’ve worked closely with Qualcomm to deliver the highest possible level of performance to meet the high computing demands of the standalone VR product category,” Facebook uttered in a blog post.

Facebook has also announced a new member of its Oculus VR headset family in October 2017. The VR headset is named the Oculus Go and priced at approx. $199 (Rs 12,800 approx.) and its shipping will start in early 2018.

The Oculus Go is the next generation VR headset, capable of running games itself. It does not require any phone or PC to stream the video game. The headset has a motion controller quite similar to the Samsung Gear VR’s remote. The remote has a trigger and touchpad which makes it easier to navigate through the games. The VR headset features a new 2560×1440 screen, lenses, and built-in audio into the headset, which means they can be used without headphones.

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