HTC Strikes Down Vive Cosmos Price Rumor, Confirms Sub-$900

HTC Vive Cosmos, the corporate’s upcoming PC VR headset, is formally going into pre-order beginning September 12th.

HTC introduced the information by way of Twitter, saying that extra info, together with specs, worth, and particular affords will probably be made public on the time when pre-orders go dwell.

Get able to liftoff and head for the cosmos. The #HTCVIVECOSMOS pre-order begins September 12th. This week we’ll be sharing extra on COSMOS, Vive Actuality System, & media previews. Go to on September 12th for preorder info, specs and particular affords.

— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) September 10, 2019

So far as headset releases go, that is a completely new technique for HTC. The media hasn’t publicly had the chance to go hands-on with Cosmos but, so there’s nonetheless no telling how nicely the inside-out optical monitoring works, how comfy the headset is, and what precise degree of show readability it boasts over HTC’s previous units, together with Vive, Vive Professional, and its enterprise-facing cell VR headset Vive Focus.

HTC has beforehand acknowledged that Cosmos boasts “40% improved lens readability over the unique Vive,” though that’s not precisely a telling determine.

There’s additionally the thriller of worth. There’s been some supposed leaks, most notable of which was a worth itemizing by British excessive road store Argos that put Cosmos at £700. HTC instructed Street to VR shortly after the itemizing was eliminated that it was “listed by mistake” on its retail accomplice’s web site, though didn’t particularly touch upon whether or not the worth was correct or not.

Regardless of the case could also be, HTC has gone on the books to strike down at rumor that Vive Cosmos would promote for $900, stating that the determine was “incorrect (and excessive).”

Cosmos, which publicly debuted again at CES 2019 in January, was additionally teased to work with smartphones along with its main use as a tethered PC VR headset. The corporate has but to say smartphone compatibility exterior of the picture under, which was confirmed at its unveiling.

HTC Vive Cosmos Pre-orders to Begin September 12th – Street to VR 8Picture courtesy HTC

We’re positive to have extra stable info within the subsequent two days, however within the meantime, right here’s a number of the specs we do know:

Decision – 1,440 × 1,700 per-eye (2,880 × 1,700 whole), an 88% improve in pixel rely over the unique Vive at 1,080 × 1,200 per-eye
Show sort – RGB LCD shows
Refresh price – 90Hz
Monitoring – 6 inside-out sensors
Controllers – optically tracked
Audio – built-in, flip-up design
Enter – USB & DisplayPort, Vive Wi-fi Adapter, teased connectivity with smartphone

Try the reveal video under, which exhibits off a slight redesign from the model initially proven at CES earlier this yr.