Xiaomi Version of Oculus Go Nearly Sells Out in China

Natalie Yue, Analyst Natalie Yue, Analyst China Quarterly VR/AR Headset Forecast & Tracker, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Highlights Xiaomi sold an estimated 30,000 Mi VR Standalone units within 3 mins of release on its official website.  There are already almost 40,000 reservations for when the headset is restocked in 10 days.   The 32 GB version is sold out on JD.com (a Chinese Amazon equivalent) and the 64 GB version has limited availability. Oculus and Xiaomi are seeing early … Read More

Why Nokia and Xiaomi’s Recent Patent Deal is Important for Mobile VR

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Insight Articles, Virtual Reality

Xiaomi

Nokia announced the company has entered a patent licensing and purchase deal with Xiaomi. The patent and partnership deal will cover diverse topics from cellular, network equipment, IoT, VR, AR and AI. The amount of the deal has not been disclosed. Last year, Xiaomi purchased over 1,500 Microsoft patents to further push Xiaomi phones into the U.S. market. The deal brought pre-installations … Read More

HTC, Alibaba, Xiaomi and Huawei Kickstart the Chinese VR Ecosystem

Avatar Eddie Lou, Analyst, Asia-Pacific Insight Articles

Greenlighting China

After the launch of Daydream, PSVR and announcement of Windows10-based VR headsets in October, we didn’t expect more excitement for VR until 2017, but in the last few weeks, we are surprised about the developments from China. On both the hardware and content side, we can see great efforts Chinese VR companies put into bringing VR to the next level. … Read More

Greenlighting China: Smartphone Manufacturers Set Sights On China’s VR Market

Avatar Eddie Lou, Analyst, Asia-Pacific China Quarterly VR/AR Headset Forecast & Tracker, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Greenlighting China

Mobile World Congress, Asia’s biggest mobile industry conference, just had a new successful gathering in Shanghai, and VR once again dominated the show. China seems to have an unusual amount of interest in VR, and Chinese businesses are extremely active in the industry. With this new emerging market, the country known for piracy is trying to find a new path … Read More