Domestic handset maker Intex forayed into the virtual reality (VR) market with the launch of the VR headset 'Eyelet', which will come bundled with the 4G-enabled Aqua View smartphone priced at Rs 8,999.
Specifications of the Intex Aqua View
Display: 5-inch touchscreen
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels with PPI of 293 pixels per inch
Processor: 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P
OS: Android 5.1
Storage: 16GB expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card
Camera: Rear: 8MP Front: 5MP
Battery: 2200mAh removable battery
Dimensions: 124.00 x 64.00 x 10.30
SIM: dual SIM (GSM and GSM) with Micro-SIM support
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India)
Sensors: Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope
The Intex Aqua View with the Eyelet VR headset will be available on sale via offline retailers. The Eyelet VR viewer will support smartphone with up to 6-inch screen size.
Intex Eyelet is Google-certified Cardboard viewer
"Intex Eyelet is a certified Works with Google Cardboard (WWGC) device, making Intex the first brand in India to launch a Google-certified Cardboard viewer," Intex said in a statement.
"VR is the next big thing in the area of consumer technology and Intex is delighted to partner with Google in bringing Intex Eyelet Cardboard bundled with Aqua View," Intex Mobile Business Head Sanjay Kumar Kalirona said.
About VR (Virtual Reality)
Virtual reality (VR) technology immerses the user in a computer-generated simulation of an environment, allowing the user to interact in that world. It is creating a lot of buzz globally with technology giants like Google, Facebook and Microsoft working on creating a unique, immersive experience for end-users.
According to industry reports, VR headset shipments have reached over USD 3.4 million in value terms in January-March quarter this year with players like ANTVR and DOMO capturing more than 85 per cent of the market. Recently, handset makers like Lenovo, Samsung and Karbonn have launched VR glasses in the Indian market.
-With inputs from agencies