Microsoft Augmented Reality Will Be Introduced To China In 2017

By Muhammad Firman Akhsanu Ridho , Updated Dec 10, 2016 07:15 PM EST

According to Microsoft confirmation in 8th December, the Microsoft augmented reality device developed by the company - HoloLens - will be introduced in the Chinese market in 2017. It will be taking advantage of the large increase in the number of application developers in the country.

The news was given by Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows, directly from Shenzhen, China's industrial and technological hub. During the WinHEC conference, Myerson revealed that HoloLens is already undergoing regulatory and approval process by the responsible Chinese bodies and is due to be launched in the country in the first half of 2017. Initially, the Microsoft augmented reality device will be available to developers and commercial customers .

Later on, it can be purchased by ordinary users. HoloLens has already been released in many countries around the world since the middle of 2016 and can paint in new places in the coming months. Following the introduction of the product in Japan last week, China will become the second Asian country that makes Microsoft augmented reality device available from Microsoft. With a price tag of about $ 3,000 in the United States, it is not yet known how much HoloLens will cost in China.

The Microsoft augmented reality device will make the users able to enjoy the video and game much better. Especially, those who have been used to with VR games and other VR supported application. However, the augmented reality device can possibly do better than the current VR technologies that currently on the market. Finally, by looking at the price tag in the United States, it can be expected that in China, the price will be higher and of course, the device is mostly suitable for the high-end users.

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