Oculus to Work with Xiaomi on VR Headsets

Oculus to Work with Xiaomi on VR Headsets”

Dubbed, Oculus Go and Xiaomi Mi VR, both handsets aim to offer a high-quality VR experience, as well as offer more freedom and accessibility to VR without the need for a cable, external sensors or dropped-in mobile phone.

In a press event at the CES, Oculus announced that the new VR headset will be manufactured by Xiaomi and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, seen on powerful smartphones such as One Plus 3T and first-gen Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

The agreement, Oculus wrote, "will deliver the next generation of VR products at accessible prices to people worldwide". Additionally a library of movies, 360-degree videos and interactive games.

Mi VR Standalone supports the Oculus Mobile SDK (software development kit), so Oculus developers can easily migrate their content to Mi VR's store.

The VR device, Mi VR standalone, will be the first Facebook device officially sold in the mainland market which has the world's biggest number of Internet users.

Unlike its predecessor "Oculus Rift", this VR headset will not require plugging into a smartphone or a personal computer to function, the social media giant had said.

Oculus stated Tuesday at CES that Chinese company Xiaomi will be its hardware partner for the Oculus Go.

The Mi VR will be available exclusively in China, whereas the Oculus Go will be available around the world.

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