There have been several exciting virtual reality (VR) hardware launches this year, with Oculus Quest 2 and HP Reverb G2 the most prominent. Yet they’re not alone, with XRSpace entering the field during the summer with the XRSpace Manova. Not heard of it? Well, that’s because it’s only been in Taiwan and China so far. That’s going to change next week with an introduction to the European market.
XRSpace has announced a partnership with telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom launching a trial on 14th December for 400 lucky customers. If you don’t live in Germany then XRSpace has launched its European website where you can pre-order the standalone WIFI 64 GB consumer edition for €499 EUR or the business edition for €599.
XRSpace Manova features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM, 100° FoV, and a 4600 mAh battery – supposedly good for 4-5 hours. The headset was originally touted with 5G so it looks like that is going to be a separate model. The headset will also come with a 6DoF controller and integrated hand tracking out the box.
“The power of 5G XR will bring people together at a time when interacting with others has never been more important, surpassing the limited experience of smartphones today, and taking VR to the next level,” said Sting Tao, President at XRSpace. “We are delighted to offer an exclusive user trial to customers of our partner Deutsche Telekom, which is playing a huge part in helping us to take XR to the masses and redefine how people connect, socialize and consume content.”
“We are thrilled that after three years of breakthrough development, XRSpace Manova will be available through our website in Germany and for the rest of EU countries before Christmas,” Nikitas Glykas, EMEA Vice President at XRSpace adds.
The XRSpace Manova will also give customers access to Manova World, a social hub to take on the likes of Facebook Horizon, Sansar, Somnium Space and others. It’s all the brainchild of Peter Chou, former CEO of HTC, who wanted to create a VR headset designed for the mass market.