Last year during the Google I/O conference, the Google team announced that they’ll be partnering up with HTC and Lenovo to release two standalone VR headsets. While HTC is no longer partnering up with Google on that mission, Lenovo has unveiled the standalone VR headset called the Mirage Solo.
These are the first unveiled images of the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset which will be providing 6DoF using the Daydream VR platform. The cool thing about the Mirage Solo is that it won’t require a PC or a smartphone to operate. Rather, it will be using a high-performance chip called Snapdragon 835 by Qualcomm.
Lenovo Mirage Solo Specs
Dimensions: (W x L x H) (mm) : 204.01 x 269.5 x 179.86 (inches) : 8.03″ x 10.61″ x 7.08
Weight: 645 g (1.42 lbs)
Color: Moonlight White
Operating System: Daydream OS
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 835
Audio: Android N Pro Audio, 3.5 mm Audio Jack with Dual Microphones
RAM : 4 GB
ROM : 64 GB UFS
Card Slot : microSD Card; Up to 256 GB
Battery: 4000 mAh Li-ion Polymer (standby and general usage time TBA)
Display 5.5″ Resolution QHD (2560 x 1440) LCD, 75 Hz
Lens : 2 x Fresnel-Aspheric, 110° FOV
WLAN : WiFi 802.11 ac/n 2×2 MIMO Dual Band
Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 5.0 + BLE
However, since the previous announcement of the Snapdragon 835, the Qualcomm team has recently unveiled a more powerful chip called the Snapdragon 845 and it might be possible that the Mirage Solo will have this chip on board instead when it publicly releases.
We aren’t quite sure yet on the pricing of the newly announced headset. The company is currently tip-toeing around the $400 price range. This puts it below the Vive Focus price tag which is around $600. However, the Vive Focus is only available in China at the current moment.
Oculus has also announced their own standalone VR headset called the Oculus Go but it will be selling at $199 and only offers 3DoF with a Snapdragon 821 on-board. The Lenovo Mirage Solo will rather be staying competitive with the Oculus Santa Cruz which will offer 6DoF which is still under development.
The Daydream platform is currently home to over 250 VR apps and will be accessible on the Mirage Solo standalone VR headset. We imagine there will also be several new VR apps to launch alongside the upcoming headset. We might even be able to access Google Tilt Brush through the new headset.
There’s also not a specific release date yet but we believe it’ll be available some time this year in 2018.