HTC teases a 4K Vive headset for CES 2018

HTC has teased a new version of its Vive virtual reality headset will be announced at CES 2018 this Monday.

In a tweet, the firm’s VR arm promised a “New Year’s Resolution” indicating there’ll be display improvements within the new model.

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The image shows “New Year’s” out of focus, while the word “Resolution” is nice and sharp.

It doesn’t take an awful lot of thought to see what HTC is getting at here. Could we see an HTC Vive 4K unveiled on Monday?

The original HTC Vive — which was revealed at MWC 2015 — has a 2,160 x 1,200 display, so an upgrade to 4K would make a significant difference.

The best, getting better?

Although it’s by far the most expensive high-end VR headset, the HTC Vive is largely considered to offer the best implementation of the technology.

HTC is believed to be fully committed to VR despite selling off a significant portion of its smartphone business to Google last year.

Back in November it unveiled a fully self-contained Vive Focus, packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and inside-out positional tracking.

HTC has only announced the Vive Focus for the Chinese market at present and is yet to offer a price and release date.

Perhaps we’ll also hear more information about the Focus during the firm’s CES address.

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