HTC announced at ChinaJoy 2017 the first Vive Standalone VR headset for the China market, which will utilize Viveport as its official content platform.
The new headset promised to deliver "an outstanding standalone VR experience, making it the best-in-class premium device for this segment in the China market," according to HTC.
Interested VR developers may register at https://www.vive.com/cn/product/standalone/ to apply for participation in Vive Standalone associated support programs and get early access to upcoming developer events.
Without the requirement for an external PC or smartphone to operate, the Vive Standalone will utilize features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile VR platform designed to support built-in VR functionality.
"China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well," said Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC. "Partnering with Qualcomm to deliver an easy to use and more affordable Vive VR system will enable us to make premium standalone VR widely accessible to the masses in China."
HTC did not specify pricing of its VIVE Standalone VR headset.