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Pre-orders for the device begin this week.

Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC on Thursday announced that the new Vive Cosmos virtual reality (VR) headset would be launched in India in October during the festive season.

"Since Vive began our VR journey, we have continued to refine and improve on what a premium VR experience can and should be," said Raymond Pao, Senior VP of Product and Strategy, HTC Vive.

"Cosmos offers an unmatched experience and is also our most versatile headset yet, with inside-out tracking, options in the future for different faceplates, unlimited content in the box, and the new user interface, we see limitless possibilities for XR customers," Raymond added.

Vive Cosmos is built to adapt to the needs of VR customers with ease, versatility, and performance at the forefront. The all-new Vive tracking system offers a simplified setup that makes getting into VR faster and easier than ever before, with six camera sensors for wide and accurate inside-out tracking, the company said in a statement.

It comes with a flip-up design that allows users to jump between reality and virtual reality in seconds, without disrupting VR journeys. Cosmos is also compatible with the Vive Wireless Adapter for those who want to enjoy moving in VR without being tethered.

Cosmos features a 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution, an 88 per cent increase over the original Vive delivering crystal-clear text and graphics.

All-new LCD panels reduce the distance between pixels and combined with real RGB displays minimize screen-door effect.

Vive Cosmos comes with Viveport Infinity subscription giving users unlimited access to hundreds of top-rated VR apps, games, and videos like A Fisherman’s Tale, Fujii, and Ninja Legends, as well as premium videos from top brands like GoPro, Discovery channel, and Animal Planet. In tandem with the Vive Cosmos launch, Viveport Infinity will be adding new titles such as Doctor Who: The Edge of Time by Maze Theory, Playstack, and BBC; Eleven Eleven by Syfy; Battlewake by Survios; Gloomy Eyes by Atlas V and 3dar; and Swords of Gargantua by Yomuneco and Gumi; and MLB Home Run Derby by MLB.

Pre-orders for the device begin this week.