The Pimax 5K BE is being officially renamed to become the Pimax 5K XR that will be included with our other Pimax consumer products the 5K Plus and the 8K.
We have officially renamed the 5K BE as the Pimax 5K XR where “XR” stands for
“eXtended Range”. This refers to the additional depth of colors and blacks possible with an OLED display. Together with the Pimax 8K and 5K Plus, the three products now comprise our consumer like of products that are in production.
Recently as requested by the community, we have manufactured an initial, limited batch of the 5K BE that we made available for backers and enthusiasts for pre-order. We have received many very positive feedback reports from those who have tried out the product and many backers have also switched to the OLED version for enhanced blacks and deeper colors. Our goal is always to provide the best VR experience to the community. To meet the demand for the OLED version from the consumer side we decided to add the OLED version to the consumer line while we will reveal our plan to offer special B2B feature focused editions to be announced next week at GTC 2019. Separating consumer and B2B focused features, devices and the value proposition is our primary goal with this change.
In general, the specification and the price of the 5K XR is the same as the BE version and we will start shipping of 5K XR to Kickstarter backers who have switched their option to the OLED version by late March.
Today we are also launching Pre-Order for the 5K Plus and 5K XR in China on both JD.COM and cn.pimaxvr.com. More Chinese followers of Pimax will also have the chance to enjoy immersive VR worlds made possible by our latest headsets with a wide field of view and high resolution. They can pre-order now and we will begin shipping headsets to them starting on Mar. 27th after we complete *All remaining shipments of our 8K Series headsets to our overseas Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers.