At the end of 2017, Facebook had announced the Oculus Go standalone VR device. However, the device was not available for purchase. Starting from today, the Oculus Go is available for buying from its official website. Facebook has teamed up with Xiaomi to sell the Oculus Go in China. The announcement was made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the 2018 Facebook F8 Developer Conference earlier today.
The Oculus Go features an LCD screen that supports Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The Snapdragon 821 chipset that powered the flagship phones in 2016 is present under the hood of the Oculus Go. The device can deliver spatial audio. There is a 3-way controller button and a touch surface that can be used for navigation. It also features a 3.5mm audio jack.The device comes equipped with a 10W charger in the U.S. A companion app is also available for the Oculus Go on the Google Play Store and Apple’s AppStore.
The 32 GB edition of the Oculus Go carries a pricing of $199. According to Oculus, the 32 GB model can store up to 3 HD movies, 10 games and 20 apps. The 64 GB model is priced at $249 and it can store up to 7 HD movies, 20 games and 40 apps.
As far as availability of the Oculus Go is concerned, it will be available in 23 nations including Australia and Japan. As far as the U.S. is concerned, it will be available through leading retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and New Egg. In China, the device will be sold as Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone. It will be available by summer in China.
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