Most of the new VR products in China are standalone headsets, with many using Pancake lenses for the consumer market, which sees increasing shipments of VR products as the VR content ecosystem dominated by gaming and fitness is developing, according to IDC.
Consumer standalone VR shipments in China increased by 166.2% year-over-year in the first half of 2022, according to IDC. China standalone VR in Q1 reached 229,000 units shipment while Q2 had almost 273,000 units shipped.
VR Shipment Forecast
IDC has observed these five significant improvements in VR products:
1. Fresnel lens is being gradually replaced by the Pancake lens to improve both visual experience and wear comfort
Traditional 6dof VR standalone headsets often come with a Fresnel lens, which has a significant screen-door effect and leads to a thick front part on the headset.
The standalone headsets launched in the second half of this year are equipped with Pancake lenses which reduce the headset weight by m...
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