Oculus launching China-exclusive VR headset
January 9, 2018
At CES, Oculus has shared details about its partnerships with Xiaomi and Qualcomm Technologies, which the company says will deliver the next generation of VR products at accessible prices to people worldwide.
Oculus is working with Xiaomi as its hardware partner for the global launch of Oculus Go and are also jointly announcing Mi VR Standalone—a VR headset based on Oculus technology exclusively for the Chinese market.
Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile VR Platform. Mi VR Standalone shares the same core hardware features and design as Oculus Go and supports the Oculus Mobile SDK, enabling existing Oculus developers to easily bring their content to the Mi VR platform in China. Xiaomi is working directly with Oculus developers to localise some of the most popular content from the Oculus Store and to bring it to the Mi VR Store in China.