VP (Vice-President) at Facebook Oculus “Hugo Barra” previously worked as VP at Xiaomi Mi Global, Hugo today announced two of its first and world’s first Standalone VR Headsets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Platform in collaboration with Xiaomi Mi Global they launched Mi VR and Oculus Go at CES 2018 (Consumer Electronic Show) Worlds biggest technology show in Las Vegas.
Today at CES 2018 Hugo Barra from VP Facebook Oculus joined with Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon and Xiaomi VP Thomas Tang on Stage.Hugo,
1) We’ve been working closely with Xiaomi as our hardware partner for the global launch of Oculus Go. Xiaomi is one of the world’s most innovative consumer electronics companies and we’re really excited about this partnership.2) We also jointly announced Mi VR Standalone, a VR headset based on Oculus technology exclusively for the Chinese market. Mi VR Standalone shares the same core hardware features and design as Oculus Go. It also supports both the Oculus Mobile SDK and Mi VR SDK, and Xiaomi is working directly with Oculus developers to localize some of the most popular content from the Oculus Store to bring it to the Mi VR Store in China. 3) Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 mobile VR platform. Our work with Qualcomm allows us to deliver the highest possible level of performance needed to meet the high computing demands of the standalone VR category. Both these partnerships represent our first step in delivering the next generation of VR products accessible to people worldwide. Everyone at Oculus is truly excited about Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone and we can’t wait for you to try them out! Read more about it on our blog: ocul.us/CES and make sure to subscribe for updates.