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VIVE Focus release date narrows, and there’s good news

VIVE Focus release date narrows, and there’s good news

HTC recently announced a release date for the incoming VIVE Pro, but that isn't the only VR headset the company has on deck. There's also the VIVE Focus, which is arguably just as exciting as the VIVE Pro thanks to its standalone design. Today we're getting a better idea of when HTC plans to launch the VIVE Focus, which up until this point is something that's been up in the air.

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This HTC U12+ could be a masterpiece

This HTC U12+ could be a masterpiece

A set of images depicting the future HTC U12+ can be seen today, each of them showing a device that might well turn the company's ill fortunes around. These images are concept renderings based on information shared off-the-books well before device release. The real deal might look a bit different - but if it's anything like this, HTC might well have a winner on their hands.

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HTC Vive Tracker 2018 quietly sneaks onto the store

HTC Vive Tracker 2018 quietly sneaks onto the store

HTC is making a lot of noise over at GDC regarding its new VIVE Pro headset. You’d think it would also be making some noise about the new VIVE Trackers that would go along with it. But for reasons still unknown, HTC has not said a peep about the upgrade VIVE Tracker (2018). Which is quite strange considering it is what you’d probably expect from an upgrade: better, same price, and most likely incompatible with its predecessor.

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HTC Desire 12, 12+ boast big displays and dual cameras

HTC Desire 12, 12+ boast big displays and dual cameras

Though HTC has sold off a portion of its smartphone business to Google, we can still expect a few phones from the company as we move through 2018. We've already heard rumors of the HTC U12+ - supposedly a competitor to the Galaxy S9+, iPhone X, and other flagships - but HTC isn't only interested in the high end. Say hello to the HTC Desire 12 and 12+, two new phones in HTC's long-running, entry-level line.

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HTC VIVE vs VIVE Pro: What’s the difference?

HTC VIVE vs VIVE Pro: What’s the difference?

Today, HTC revealed that its new VIVE Pro headset has gone up for pre-order with a ship date of April 5. At the same time, it marked down the price of the regular VIVE significantly, shaving $100 off the price of its full bundle permanently. While the VIVE Pro is expensive, it might be worth the upgrade for those who want the best VR has to offer. On the other side of the coin, the VIVE at its new price offers a lot of value (especially compared to its previous price points), so what's the difference between the two?

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HTC VIVE is now the cheapest it’s ever been

HTC VIVE is now the cheapest it’s ever been

As HTC prepares to launch the souped-up VIVE Pro, it's taking a look at the original VIVE and the bundle it offers to those looking to dive into VR. Today, HTC is announcing that the VIVE is getting yet another price drop, so if you decide that the VIVE Pro is a little too expensive for your tastes, you might want to consider its predecessor instead. Beyond that, this might put even more pressure on Oculus Rift, which has seen a handful of price drops of its own.

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HTC VIVE Pro price revealed as pre-orders open up

HTC VIVE Pro price revealed as pre-orders open up

We've been seeing a lot of headsets that are trying to lower the cost of entry to virtual reality, but the HTC VIVE Pro is about to go in the opposite direction. The VIVE Pro is HTC's new high-end VR headset, and we're finding out today that it definitely has a price to match. Not only that, but HTC is opening up pre-orders for the VIVE Pro today, with a launch date that's right around the corner.

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HTC U12+ leaks ahead of 2018 flagship challenge

HTC U12+ leaks ahead of 2018 flagship challenge

Even though most eyes are on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the moment, we shouldn't forget about other Android manufacturers, many of which are working on spring flagships of their own. Despite selling off a portion of its smartphone business to Google, HTC can still be counted among those manufacturers, and today we're getting a glimpse of what it might have in the pipeline. Say hello to the HTC U12+, which is said to be the best phone the company will launch this year.

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Google Light Fields in VR ramp up reality in human vision

Google Light Fields in VR ramp up reality in human vision

Google announced this week that they've been working with Light Fields for the most realistic virtual reality in the history of VR. Google is aiming to allow people to capture still images in VR that give the end user a realistic sense of presence by processing motion parallax and "extremely realistic textures and lighting." In an effort to demonstrate their work, Google released a demonstration app in Steam VR for HTC VIVE, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and Oculus Rift.

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Galaxy S9 Alternatives: upcoming flagships

Galaxy S9 Alternatives: upcoming flagships

The reviews have finally come out and, as you might have expected (or not), the Galaxy S9 has pretty much set the pace of smartphones, especially Android ones, for the rest of the year. But, of course, that doesn’t mean it will be the premium Android phone of 2018. We’ve only just begun and there are lots more coming in the months to come. So before you settle your mind or wallet on the Galaxy S9 or S9+, take a quick peek at what is yet to come in the next month or two.

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The next HTC phone may look and feel unique

The next HTC phone may look and feel unique

Believe it or not, HTC fans, the company's next smartphone might actually have features that really, truly set it aside from the rest of the pack. Not that HTC hasn't done this in the past, but given the current state of the industry, it's a really, really good sign that HTC is keeping its eye on the prize. Today's rumors about the HTC U12 include word of some rather interesting pieces of hardware finish.

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HTC U12 design tipped to have a subtle change

HTC U12 design tipped to have a subtle change

With Samsung’s time on stage now over, we will soon be hearing more about those who didn’t brave the MWC 2018 storm. Huawei is next up with its notched P20 and LG might be following next month, though details of its next flagship is still mostly a mystery at this point. That pretty much leaves HTC as the one other major OEM expected to make a grand entrance this first half of the year. And when the HTC U12 does make that entrance, it will come not just with two cameras on its back but with a slight change in that back’s design as well.

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