Similar to the Samsung Gear VR …
Huawei’s new virtual reality glasses have been unveiled at the Huawei P9 launch event in China. These new glasses have been announced there that will compete with those that are currently the only two competitors in the market, Samsung glasses and LG glasses. And the most curious thing is that these Huawei VR have a little of each of them. In fact, its design is very similar to that of the Samsung Gear VR, with its lenses, with the same size, and even with the same touch controls with which to move through the menus and interact with the virtual reality glasses. However, despite that, there are big differences with respect to the Samsung Gear VR, especially in regards to its operation.
… Already the LG 360 VR
And, you already know that the Samsung Gear VR uses the smartphone as a screen, as well as the one that is responsible for managing all the image processes in the virtual reality glasses. Glasses are basically an accessory, but the mobile is the main core. That does not happen with the LG 360 VR, and neither does it with the Huawei VR. That is, these glasses also have their own screen, which is not that of the smartphone. This means that we do not have to use the mobile in front of our eyes. However, the role of the mobile will continue to be key, and it will be necessary to connect it by means of a USB Type-C cable so that it can be in charge of managing all the image processes. At the end of the day, it is the one that has the processor and other components so that the virtual reality glasses are more than a simple screen.
According to what Huawei claims, these new glasses will offer us an image corresponding to that of a 130-inch television located 2 meters from us. The resolution of the screen is Full HD, 1080p, so it is somewhat lower than that of Samsung glasses, since they use mobile phones, and smartphones have Quad HD screens.
Virtual reality is consolidated
In any case, with the arrival of these Huawei VR glasses, one thing is clear. Virtual reality is becoming established in the market. You can remind the 3D of televisions that it has not finished succeeding. But this is different. The 360-degree content is going to come thanks to the cameras that are being launched, and these glasses could even change the way we work.
We have already spoken other times about what the future of the world of video games or cinema could be thanks to virtual reality glasses. It does not seem that all these novelties are going to come and replace what is established, but it does seem that they have the potential to do so in the not too distant future.
For now, Samsung, LG and Huawei have already launched their virtual reality glasses. It remains to be seen if Apple definitely bets on this technology, having been the only company that has not yet decided to launch anything similar or has announced to be working on something like that.