Huawei VR Headset Rivals Samsung Gear VR With Smartphone Tether And 360-Degree Sound Field
In lieu of that, Huawei points out that its VR headset is the first one to offer a 360-degree sound field, so it's not without bragging rights. The headset also boasts a 95-degree field of view versus 96 degrees for the Gear VR and 110 degrees for both the HTC Vive
The Huawei VR is similarly constructed to the Gear VR. It consists of a plastic chassis connected to a head strap. The chassis pops open so you can plop a compatible smartphone inside, which clips into place. There's a touch panel to play with, along with a back button and volume controls on the right side of the headset. Unfortunately you can't wear glasses underneath the Huawei VR, but it will accommodate myopia down to -7.00.
Huawei didn't say when its headset will be available or how much it will cost, but when it does ship, users will have access to more than 4,000 movies (only some are likely to be VR), 40 games, and hundreds of panoramic images and tours, all free.