HTC might unveil a new Vive virtual reality headset at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 next week. The company has teased this possibility via Twitter. The teaser image that it has posted online suggests that the new headset might have a higher resolution than its predecessor. At least that’s the impression you get when you look at this teaser.
The teaser that HTC has posted on Twitter doesn’t reveal much. It just says “New Year’s Resolution,” with the word Resolution in sharper focus. This seems to suggest that the HTC Vive is getting a resolution bump.
The existing HTC Vive headset has a 2160×1200 resolution display which works out to 1080×1200 per eye. There have been whispers that HTC might bump up the Vive to 4K resolution per eye. If it does do that, it’s going to be a significant improvement and will certainly make the Vive stand out from the competition.
HTC hasn’t revealed any technical specifications right now and hasn’t even dropped any hints that would suggest a 4K per eye resolution for its upcoming headset. It’s just speculation at this point in time and should be treated as such.
We’ll find out for sure next week when HTC makes an announcement about its new Vive virtual reality headset.
— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 5, 2018