HTC Unveils New Cosmos Design, 6 Inside-out Cameras & Removable Faceplate

HTC right this moment unveiled a brand new design for Cosmos, the corporate’s upcoming inside-out tracked PC VR headset slated for launch in Q3 2019.

HTC posted the revealing in a video on the Vive Fb web page, mentioning the headset’s codename ‘D120165′. HTC additional says they’ll be releasing specs on Cosmos subsequent week.

We’ve seen non-working items earlier than at Cosmos’ unveiling at CES 2019 in January, and at the least visually we are able to inform a number of issues have modified within the new design.


Firstly, the headset now appears to sport six digital camera sensors as an alternative of the beforehand proven 4, one thing that ought to provide it a wider subject of view for optically monitoring the system’s movement controllers.

The headset additionally incorporates a faceplate that it each detachable and perforated (ostensibly for air flow). Apparently sufficient, each up and downward-facing sensors are housed on the faceplate itself, which may level to the potential for swappable modules.

HTC Unveils New Cosmos Design, 6 Inside-out Cameras & Detachable Faceplate 5Picture courtesy HTC

Whereas we don’t know precisely when the Vive Cosmos is ready to launch (acknowledged for Q3 2019), and at what value, it’s unusual to see a redesign introduced this late within the recreation. HTC introduced earlier this month that dev kits are on the best way, so it’s unclear if this or the earlier design will make it into builders’ fingers. It’s additionally already been cleared by the FCC, though these specific spec adjustments wouldn’t essentially have been mirrored within the FCC documentation itself.

We’re nonetheless ready on some fundamental information in regards to the firm’s upcoming PC VR headset like decision, subject of view, weight, monitoring particulars, and value. The corporate has additionally teased that will probably be in a position to plug right into a smartphone, however has but to supply any particulars. Hopefully we’ll be taught all of this when HTC makes their spec reveal subsequent week.

You possibly can watch the total two-minute video of the revealing in the event you’re actually into watching a headset slowly activate a Lazy Susan.