09 February 2018
Lenovo has announced the world's first standalone Daydream VR headset at the ongoing CES event. It is named as the Mirage Solo and is capable of allowing users to immerse themselves in the world of virtual reality without having to rely on smartphones all the time. Google originally talked about such VR headsets at last year's Google I/O event and it is the first real product to have been announced for end consumers.
The Lenovo Mirage Solo features dual cameras on the front and makes use of WorldSense tracking technology to track user's head and body movements. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM to help it process all the VR content with ease. There is also 64GB of onboard storage which would allow users to install VR apps and load VR content like videos with support for microSD cards as well.
There is a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display with a 110-degree field of view where users will be able to see the content. The whole package is powered by a 4000mAh battery which Lenovo claims will last for up to 7 hours. As for navigation and controlling different VR content, Lenovo has bundled a wireless controller with the Mirage Solo VR headset. It is same as the one Google ships with its Daydream VR headset. There are no words on the pricing yet but it is expected to go on sale in Q2 2018.
Additionally, Lenovo unveiled the Mirage Camera which is aimed at making it easier for people to capture their own VR images and videos. It is aimed at all kinds of users including the ones who do not own professional equipment or know how to capture video content. It is basically a point-and-shoot approach which Lenovo is hoping to implement here.
The camera comes with three physical buttons for power, shutter, and function along with three modes photo, video, and live broadcasting. It is said to have dual 13-megapixel fisheye lenses along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards and a 2200mAh battery. The users have the option of choosing from WiFi and LTE connectivity variants. It's pricing is also unknown at the moment but availability is expected in the second quarter of the year.