Apr 01, 2016 12:13 AM EDT

HTC Vive Release Date, Specs & Rumors: 3 Exciting Details About HTC’s VR Headset

Amid the hype for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, HTC will be releasing its own VR headset called HTC Vive. The said device will be available soon in the market more than a year after its unveiling at Mobile World Congress 2015.

In less than a week, HTC Vive will be released on the market. But do you already know its specs, exact release and pre-order dates, and price? Well, this article will reveal 3 exciting details about HTC's VR headset.

1. HTC Vive Release and Pre-order Dates

The HTC Vive, which is deemed as the most premium VR headsets in terms of its price and features, will be reportedly released on Apr. 5, 2016, Techno Buffalo reveals. Pre-orders are now open, unfortunately, HTC Vive are totally sold out online.

2. HTC Vive Specs and Features

HTC Vive is considered as a higher spec'd device compared to Oculus Rift, Playstation VR and Samsung Gear VR. As for its specs and features, HTC Vive has a two motion-sensing and fully-tracked controllers as standard.

In addition, Alphr notes that HTC Vive also comes with two of its "Lighthouse" bay station beacons, which allows up to 15 15m, fully tracked gameplay areas to be set up in your home while Oculus Rift has only a singular head-tracking camera.

HTC Vive also features two games out of the box including "Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives" and "Fantastic Contraption." HTC Vive also comes with Google's exclusive 3D painting tool, Tilt Brush.

3. HTC Vive Price

HTC has announced that its Vive VR headset will cost $799 (£689), almost $200 more expensive than the Oculus Rift headset. But because of its capabilities, the extra $200 will provide better VR experiences.

Meanwhile, the HTC Vive $799 retail box comes with these following details: (2) base station, sync cable, (2) base station power adapter, mounting kit, link box, link box mounting pad, link box power adapter, HDMI cable, USB cable, Earbuds, Alternate face cushion (narrow), cleaning cloth, documentation, headset with 3-in-1 cable and audio cable, (2) controller with lanyard and (2) micro USB charger.

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