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Huawei announces VR headset with 360-degree sound for its flagship smartphone

India TV Tech Desk 18 Apr 2016, 23:51:15 IST
India TV Tech Desk

New Delhi: Huawei, telecommunications giant is the maker of smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, fitness bands and more.

The company expanded its product portfolio by launching its own virtual reality headset, the Huawei VR, at an event in Shanghai, China. The wearable device seems to imitate the design and functionality from that of the Samsung's Gear VR.

The availability and price details of the VR headset have not been revealed yet.

The Huawei VR works with only a few Huawei smartphones namely the P9, the P9 Plus and the Mate 8. It needs to be affixed to the smartphone to view content, using its display. The highlight of the VR headset is its 360-degree sound field along with the 360-degree videos. It also has a touch panel and a back button with volume keys on the right. Also, there is a scroll button on top to adjust the lenses.

The Huawei VR has a 20ms and a 95-degreee field of view along with a blue filter. In China, Huawei will be offering 4,000 free movies with the headset, 350 panoramic images, alongside 40 free games and 150 panoramic tours.

Huawei last week launched its Android Wear-based Watch in India at Rs. 22,999. The Chinese company also launched its Talkband B3 fitness band alongside the flagship P9 and the P9 Plus smartphones in China.