HTC is best known for its Vive headset. It has proven to be one of the most popular virtual reality headsets on the market. The company was yet to launch a mobile-only VR headset and it has done that today. The new HTC VR headset called Link is meant for the company’s HTC U11 flagship smartphone. However, it has only been launched for one particular market right now.
It’s important to note here that this isn’t a Vive-branded handset. HTC is marketing the new headset under its own brand. It does have six degrees of freedom tracking which is a first for smartphone-based VR headsets.
The headset has a simple design, it’s fashioned out of white plastic and held in place using black straps. It comes with two motion controllers. HTC Link has only been launched for customers in Japan right now and it’s unclear if and when HTC is going to bring this headset to other markets where the HTC U11 is going to be sold.
It’s going to come with a Ghost in the Shell experience. HTC is yet to provide details on the content ecosystem for the Link. No word as yet on the price.