HTC to unveil mobile VR device, Re2 by year-end

2017/03/01 17:18:05
(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

Taipei, March 1 (CNA) Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp. (宏達電) will launch a mobile virtual reality device before the end of the year, a company executive said Wednesday.

Chang Chia-lin (張嘉臨), president of HTC's smartphone and connected device division, said the company will unveil the mobile VR device as well as a second generation Re2 camcorder with the hope of cashing in on the Christmas shopping season.

Chang said the HTC mobile VR device will be more affordable and entirely different from the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream.

HTC is also scheduled to launch the Re2 mini camcorder, which will be as easy and convenient to carry as the first-generation device but will offer an improved experience for users, he said. Since 2014 when HTC unveiled its first-generation Re, several other companies have launched similar products.

(By Esme Jiang and Lilian Wu)
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