Huawei VR: All you need to know

Huawei has launched its own virtual reality headset at an event in China today that can connect directly to Huawei P9 smartphone through a USB-C port.

Looking very much like Samsung's Gear VR, Huawei's VR headset offers a 1080p resolution and simulates a 130" TV views from a distance of two metres.

Unlike Samsung Gear VR, Huawei's VR headset features its own display with a 95-degree field of view and connects directly to P9 and P9 Plus phones through a USB Type-C port. The headset also comes with 20ms latency and anti-blue light filters to screen your eyes from damage.


In terms of design, the headset offers a touchpad on the right, a focus adjustment wheel on the top and a back button above the touchpad.

Along with the VR headset, Huawei is also offering 4,000 free movies, 40 games, 150 panoramic tours and 350 wide images to let users get used to the headset before buying VR content from stores.

As of now, Huawei will launch the VR headset in China only but may launch the same in other markets in the summer. However, the fact that Huawei chose to launch the VR headset in China instead of at Mobile World Congress makes us very unsure whether the headset will ever leave its domestic market.

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