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Oculus Go VR Headset Could Be Here This May

The standalone virtual reality headset Oculus Go will launch in early May, according to a Variety report.

Quoting a few sources close to Facebook, Variety states that the Oculus Go will be present at the Facebook F8 developer conference. A Facebook rep has teased back in February that the F8 will bring the “biggest AR/VR news” to date.

The $200 Oculus Go was announced in October and really drew the attention of those looking to get a budget VR headset. Unlike Gear VR, the Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset that can work not just with Samsung phones, but with other Android smartphones and iPhones as well.  Or on its own, due to its huge, 1000 apps portfolio. #realitymagic

While it has the same field-of-view as the Oculus Rift, the smaller price means that there’s no inside-out tracking or completely tracked motion. What you do get is a 2560 x 1440 screen with spatial audio, so you don’t need to wear headphones.

Here are the complete specs:

  • 2,560 x 1,440px resolution LC screen
  • three degrees of head tracking freedom (3DOF)
  • built-in integrated spatial audio and 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • comes with Oculus Touch controller

According to rumors, it will feature the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset.

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