OnePlus Cardboard VR headset launched at Rs 99 in India

OnePlus has announced the Card VR headset for Rs 99 in India. The handset is now available on e-commerce retailer Amazon India. The company's next flagship device the OnePlus 2 will be the first flagship to be launched completely in VR. The company says that the low priced OnePlus Cardboard will help drive the idea of virtual reality forward in the country.

OnePlus Cardboard VR headset uses a strong material with added high-quality velcro for maximum durability. It is compatible with most devices up to 6-inches in size. The headset will go on sale from the third week of July on Amazon India.

The company's next flagship device the OnePlus Two will feature Type C-USB port and Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor. The device is expected to be released in 16/32/64GB variants. It will have a 5.5 inch display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution. It will run Android 5.1 out-of-the-box. Camera wise the handset is expected to feature a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The OnePlus One 2 smartphone is expected to be launched on July 27. The company's CEO Liu Zuohu teased on his Weibo account, "How to define "full metal"? hinting that the device may come with a full metal design.

In a post on the OnePlus Forum founder Carl Pei said, “We’re excited for the future. As a tech startup, our goal is to push the envelope, look for new opportunities, and strive to perfect them. Virtual reality holds a monumental amount of potential. With cutting-edge technology, we can explore corners of the world like never before. We already know that VR will change the face of the entertainment industry, but we’re here to try something new.”

A statement from OnePlus said, “This is not just a product; it’s an initiative. We aren’t making any money by offering OnePlus Cardboard. In fact, we are losing money with each one. There will come a day in which we will be able to travel the world and immerse ourselves in amazing things without ever leaving the comfort of our homes. OnePlus Cardboard exists to drive this idea forward.”


By: Silky Malhotra

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