Lenovo launches a standalone VR headset with Google Daydream

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Chinese multi-national technology firm Lenovo launches a standalone VR headset based on Google Daydream. The flagship Mirage Solo is the world’s first standalone Daydream VR headset, presents at 2018 consumer electronics show.

The Mirage Solo weighs 645 grams supports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform, 4GB RAM, with a battery savage upto 7 hours. The 5.5-inch LCD display offers 1280 x 1440 pixels per eye. And there’s 64GB of storage, with a microSD slot for more space.

The hardware in the Mirage Solo helps user can walk virtually using inside-out “WorldSense” tracking.

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The two front cameras handle tracking, using Google Tango program. The design of the standalone VR headset is similar to Samsung’s Gear VR.

Clay Bavor, chief on AR and VR at Google, says, the daydream VR headset doesn’t have fully tracked motion controllers. It also doesn’t sound like Google’s close to putting Mirage Solo-style tracking in phone-based Daydream headsets.

Mirage Solo appears to be less expensive than the HTC Vive. The price point being a bit higher is something that given the technology, the quality of the experience, and so on, we really felt was worth the trade-off, says Bavor.

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Lenovo has the only standalone iteration to Google Daydream. In 2016, Lenovo released the first phone with Google Tango, it makes sense as an early Daydream partner.

The Mirage Solo is a fascinating analysis for Google and Lenovo. Most Daydream users still use phone-based hardware, designers may not exploit head following.

The WorldSense inside-out tracking provide 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF). Google not reveal much detail about the WorldSense tracking technology, but it can track of your surroundings up to 1.5m away from you.

Some rumors say the price of the VR headset under $400, and expected to ship in the mid-2018, also reveals Lenovo’s Mirage VR streaming camera, which is priced under $300.