Alcatel Expands Mobile Virtual Reality Ecosystem with Standalone Headset

Alcatel this week announced the launch of a new products called Vision, making it the first global smartphone brand to offer its users an all-in-one virtual reality experience.

Vision is the world’s first all-in-one mobile home entertainment virtual reality device to be offered with entry-level pricing. It can be worn comfortably for up to three hours, with or without glasses, allowing plenty of time to take a VR tour of a museum or for watching a movie.

Alcatel partnered with Jaunt VR, Magic Interactive Entertainment, and Fraunhofer, which will provide preloaded content. Jaunt VR brings cinematic VR that gives users an exclusive, immersive 360-degree stereo video experience. For those who enjoy VR games, Vision includes Magic Interactive Entertainment’s BattleBlock, a frisbee combat game designed for VR that supports a person-to-person mode. Fraunhofer offers an immersive audio solution to support VR, one that adapts real-time sound to correspondent perfectly with what’s being seen while looking around.

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With its smartphone IDOL 4S, introduced earlier this year, Alcatel was the first mobile phone brand to put VR in-the-box and ship a smartphone with VR goggles. The new VR products and partnerships demonstrate Alcatel’s commitment to mobile VR and the 360-degree camera industry.

Unlike other headsets, Vision is not tethered to a smartphone or computer, so users can move naturally while exploring VR environments. Vision offers 120-degree field of vision, the widest in its class. It also integrates the lowest latency available at 17 milliseconds.

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