TikTok has long threatened Facebook’s social media dominance and now it’s going after Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse too.
After buying Pico last year, Bytedance now reveals the Pico 4, a VR headset that is similarly priced to Meta’s Quest 2.
Going for $425 for the 128GB option and $490 for the 256GB one, the new VR headset is coming from Bytedance’s VR sub-company Pico.
It will launch in a few select territories, with preorders set to open on October 18th.
Surprisingly, the Pico 4 VR headset is not coming to the US.
Instead, it will be available in China, Japan, Korea and 13 European countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
The TikTok VR headset, as it will probably come to be known, runs an eight-core, 2.84Ghz Snapdragon XR2 chipset. It offers two 2.46-inch LCD screens with between 72Hz and 90Hz refresh rate and a 4,320 x 2,160 resolution.
Everything is powered by a 5,300mAh battery that, according to Pico, balances the headset so it sits properly on your head.
The Pico 4 has hand tracking capabilities, just like the Quest 2, so competition between the two VR headsets will be pretty tight.