On the afternoon of May 31, Xiaomi held a news conference in Shenzhen. In addition to the three new mobile phones: Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, the Xiaomi VR integrated headset was officially launched. The 32GB version was priced at 1,499 yuan while the 64GB version sold for 1799 yuan.
This Xiaomi Mi VR headset was jointly created by Xiaomi and Oculus. According to reports, it took the Xiaomi Mi VR headset only 4 minutes to sell out. The Xiaomi Mi VR headset integrates high-performance + VR optical system + sensor + somatosensory handle. It does not need to connect a smartphone or PC, it is wireless and it weighs only 425 grams. This product is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and it comes with a with 2600 mAh battery as well as a standard somatosensory handle.
In terms of optics, this headset is equipped with a custom VR-dedicated Fast-Switch 2K ultra-clear screen with a dynamic refresh rate of 72Hz and it can effectively reduce smear and delay. Thanks to Oculus’ specially modulated diffractive optical system, the use of custom-designed Fresnel lenses reduces glare and greatly reduces the vertigo sensation experienced by users of previous VR products.
There is no word with regards to when the next set of devices will arrive, however, it is obvious that this is a high demand product and it may not be easy to get one.