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HTC Vive Flow leaked, release date & price

Go with the flow.

Updated: Oct 13, 2021 11:21 am
HTC Vive Flow

HTC’s been a stalwart in the VR headset space ever since they originally released the HTC Vive in 2016. Since then the company has been innovating rapidly and attempting to stay competitive with the likes of Oculus, Sony, and more. Now, it appears that they’re after the same kind of market that the Oculus Quest 2 has been dominating ever since its release in late 2020. The HTC Vive Flow was leaked out over on the Twitter account, @EVleaks and appears to be sporting a rather unusual design that looks like a cross between a ski mask and a pair of classic aviators. As odd as it looks, it might work for HTC as something that people might want to use out and about, rather than the heftier solutions we’ve seen from the company.

Curiously, the device appears to be lightweight, with a single wire that connects to what potentially could be a device that houses some of the processing power, not dissimilar to solutions found in other headsets such as the Magic Leap. With that said, the incredibly competitive price point on the leaked imagery pips the HTC Vive Flow at just $499, which is a tad more expensive than its closest cousin and its fiercest competition, the Oculus Quest 2 comes in at just $299, meaning that HTC is going to have an uphill battle with getting the Vive Flow into people’s hands as efficiently as the Oculus Quest 2 has done in the past.

HTC Vive Flow release date

According to the latest leaks, the HTC Vive Flow will be available to purchase on October 15, following the HTC event on the 14th. It’s unclear as to whether or not it will be open for pre-orders or readily available and shipping directly on the day as of yet, you’ll have to stick around for HTC’s conference to see what happens. Due to the nature of the leaks, just be aware that this date is not quite 100% confirmed yet.

HTC Vive Flow price

The HTC Vive Flow will be retailing for $499, according to the recent leaks. The official price will be announced at HTC’s Vive Flow event on the 14th and is expected to be available quite soon after, as previously stated. However, for all of you VR nuts, we’re still light on the technical specifications of the HTC Vive Flow, so it remains to be seen as to whether or not it will be worth the hefty $499 when compared to the Oculus Quest 2’s $299, which might cause the HTC Vive Flow to be a bit more of a niche product than Oculus’ gambit towards the mainstream, but if their leaked promotional imagery is anything to go by, then it appears as if they might be targeting the same market, so you should hope for a superior product when compared to the Oculus Quest 2 when it comes to performance too, Ultimately, it’s something that we will just have to wait and see when it finally gets confirmed officially by HTC themselves.

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