After having considerable success in the VR industry, HTC is now getting involved in launching headsets that will be able to bring virtual reality to the smartphone.
By virtual reality on smartphones we do not mean the Google cardboard; it means that the concept will have a prototype of the HTC Vive that will be dedicated to the mobile platform only. Needless to say, a tight budget is out of the question and prices are sure going to be quite challenging.
HTC had laid its base for the mobile VR environment almost a year back. Developments started alongside the HTC Vive. A special app store, dedicated to mobile VR, called Viveport M was launched in China. Apart from this, the company has tried coming up with the concept of the Vive M phone, but so far no positive movement.
The headsets like Google Cardbhoard that provide a budget option to experience VR, which the mid range ones can resort to using the phone by shoving them in the VR headset. This time however, we might need to understand that HTC will be coming up with a different concept. This concept states the company might follow another concept where the mobile does not have to be plugged into the headset. Instead, the phone can stay disconnected, just like LG 360 VR or like magic leap, where you are actually carrying the receptive unit around in a backpack or in the case of the former, where the phone and the headset are connected using a USB cable.
The wireless connectivity concepts are quite lucrative, but things can take a set back in this regards particularly because of the phones . Not everyone has a highly improved smartphone and such people might have to resort to Google Cardboard for the same. As of now, you can enjoy the HTC Vive as it is until something better comes into play.