An Unknown HTC Vive Headset Has Appeared in New FCC Filings

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New regulatory filings for an unknown HTC Vive headset have actually shown up at the United States Federal Communications Commission.

Because the confused introduction of HTC’s Vive Cosmos headsets previously this year the firm has been avoiding on the equipment front while Facebook has actually taken much of the limelight with Quest 2.

HTC looks to be readying some brand-new headset offering; Road to Virtual Reality has actually identified documents for a headset not previously seen at the FCC.

The FCC is charged with certifying products with electro-magnetic discharges to be secure and also compatible with regulations. Products utilizing radio, WiFi, infrared, etc. need qualification before they can be dispersed up for sale. Accreditation by the FCC notes one step closer to the launch of customer electronic devices item.

Documentation for the new headset, which passes the FCC ID 2Q9R100, was submitted in September but only revealed in the last week. Examination record filings indicate that HTC sent out the item

to a lab for screening in August. It’s that clear the filings refer to a Vive headset from HTC,exactly which headset is not clear because the company has requested discretion of vital filings (as is usual). Thankfully we’ve been doing this long enough to make some excellent hunches.

Regarding we can tell, this is a “brand-new” Vive headset from HTC, a minimum of as far as the FCC takes into consideration an item “brand-new,” which can include ostensibly minor adjustments to existing products– for instance, a variation of Vive Focus (HTC’s standalone Virtual Reality headset) with a brand-new cpu.

Some brand-new version of the Vive Focus is our finest guess for now; contrasted to filings for prior versions of Vive Focus, the latest filings include the usage of the same block layout to show the position of the FCC label on the item.

A version of Vive Focus updated with a more recent Snapdragon XR2 chip appears like a practical wager, and aligns with other evidence found last month. Perhaps they’ll include some new controllers while they’re at it? As well as while the filing could understandably cover a formerly announced yet unreleased variation of Vive Cosmos– like the Cosmos Play or Cosmos XR– the suggested area of the FCC tag doesn’t associate the label placement on the Cosmos headsets so far.

There’s one more possibility; though less most likely than a modification of Vive Focus, it’s possible that the filings refer to HTC’s next-gen standalone headset, Vive Proton, which the business teased earlier this year. We’ve reached out to the firm for talk about the brand-new filings.

Vive Proton model|Image courtesy HTChtc Mission 2 has been the talk of the community as of late, but hopefully we’ll quickly discover what’s up HTC’s sleeve.

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