VIVE Pro 2 to Feature 5K Resolution Display; Launches June 4th for $799

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Yesterday, HTC announced the VIVE Pro 2 during the digital VIVECON 2021 event. The new edition of the Virtual Reality headset will be available starting June 4th for $799, though signing up for the newsletter and pre-ordering by May 31st will provide you with a $50 discount coupon, bringing the price down to $749. That's without the controllers and lighthouses for tracking, by the way, though the purchase does come with a two-month membership to the VIVEPort Infinity subscription service.

On the specs front, the VIVE Pro 2 touts '5K resolution', that is to say, 4896x2448 pixels (2448x2448 per eye). This is considerably higher than the rumored specs of the PlayStation VR 2 headset, though Sony's target price will probably be much lower.

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The VIVE Pro 2 also has a slightly improved Field of View (though still lower than the Valve Index's 130° or the even wider FoV enabled by Pimax headsets) and refresh rate. It's compatible with the VIVE Wireless Adapter, too, though in the wireless mode it only supports 2448 x 1224 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate at launch; the resolution will be upped to 3264 x 1632 with a post-launch update.

Brief Highlights
1. Immerse yourself in next-gen visuals with industry-leading 5K resolution, wide 120˚ field of view, and an ultra-smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
2. Feel fully immersed with the equipped Hi-Res Certified headphones.
3. Experience best in class tracking performance and comfort.

Screen
Dual RGB low persistence LCD

Resolution
2448 × 2448 pixels per eye (4896 x 2448 pixels combined)

Refresh Rate
90/120 Hz (only 90Hz supported via VIVE Wireless Adapter)

Field of view
Up to 120 degrees

Audio
Hi-Res certified headset (via USB-C analog signal)

Hi-Res certified headphones (removable)

High impedance headphones support (via USB-C analog signal)

Inputs
Integrated dual microphones

Connections
Bluetooth, USB-C port for peripherals

Sensors
G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity, IPD sensor, SteamVR Tracking V2.0 (compatible with SteamVR 1.0 and 2.0 base stations)

Ergonomics
Eye relief with lens distance adjustment

Adjustable IPD

Adjustable headphones

Adjustable headstrap

Products mentioned in this post

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USD 299

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