The Chinese manufacturer Pimax announces a new VR headset: the Pimax 8K X, offering a native definition of 4K per screen. This new device will be delivered to Kickstarter contributors just before Christmas…
The Pimax 8K, priced at $900, is equipped with two panels CLPL definition 3840 × 2160 making it the first VR 8K headphones on the market. However, the technical limitations of its design limit the display to 2460 × 1440 per screen and an upscaling software is necessary to achieve the maximum definition.
Today, Pimax announces the launch of the Pimax 8K X. This new model offers a native rendering of 3840 × 2160 per screen with a refresh rate of 75Hz. The 8K definition is reached.
On the other hand, it will be necessary to use the upscaling to reach a refresh rate of 90Hz. The integrated upscaler benefits from a brand new algorithm. The headset also benefits from a new panel technology, offering higher contrast and deeper colors through the use of LCD and RGB.
The field of view of 170 degrees remains identical to that of the previous models, and the panels are about 10 to 15% better used. A new rigid and modular audio tape has been added, and the facial interface is wider than before for added comfort.
The Pimax 8K X and the Pimax 8K Plus finally available a year late
The Pimax 8K X, initially expected for the month of May 2018, will be delivered to contributors Kickstarter from December 18, 2019. It will then be marketed for the sum of $1300 , but we do not know when it will be possible to order it. . No doubt it will be necessary to wait for the current 2020.
In addition, a second headset called Pimax 8K Plus will be launched on October 30, 2019 for $ 1,000. It will offer the same features as the 8K X, but its definition without upscaling will be limited to 2,560 × 1,440 as the first Pimax 8K. It will be possible to choose between refresh rate of 65, 72 or 90 Hz.
It is possible to choose a reinforced resistance option for both helmets, but the price of this option is only communicated upon request. Note that none of these two headsets are supplied with controllers or Steam VR stations that will have to be purchased separately.
Pimax also specifies when the various modules promised for its VR headsets will be launched. The hand-tracking module will be delivered to contributors in December 2019, along with the eye-tracking module and the modular audio-strap. The comfort kit, the 10 meter cable and the Steam VR 2.0 stations will be available by the end of November 2019.