Current VR consumer and interested people in VR would have 2 options, the High-end systems and the more portable systems. The first type (such as the Oculus Rift) has its own display and powered by a computer. The other type (such as Samsung Gear VR) is powered by your smart-phone and it uses it as a display. There is still nothing available to cover or fill this gap in VR systems. Now, HTC Link has been presented and it stands in between these 2 currently available types of VR. It is the flagship U11 of the company and it can connect with a smart-phone, but it has its own display. It would provide a full range of motion with promising 6DOF (degrees of freedom) in a 2-meter by 2-meter of square space area. It wasn’t available in the smart-phone-powered VR devices.
The device promises to stay connect Cable-less with your phone and external camera. It is different to the system of Vive because the headset and controllers of the Link have PlayStation VR-style lights and it might be tracked using an external sensor. The HTC Link has 2 AMOLED 3.6-inch panels with resolution at 1080×1200 and refresh rate at 90-Hz. It is much similar to the Vive and the Oculus Rift. But, it is currently available only in Japan. Moreover, the specifications and features of the HTC Link might be a major challenge for developers. It will be more interesting to find out the differences between current model and the standalone HTC Vive Daydream VR headsets.