01 September 2020
Even though many tech companies have started to shift focus away from the VR market, Lenovo is one of the few which are still committed. It has announced a new stand-alone and all-in-one VR headset named Mirage VR S3. It has been released in collaboration with Pico Interactive, a company known for its VR solution and headsets.
The Mirage VR S3 headset is powered by Lenovo's ThinkReality platform. It is described as one of "first truly device- and cloud-agnostic AR/VR platforms enabling commercial customers to deploy and manage applications and content on a global scale, with global support." It comes with a remote controller but Lenovo says it can be interacted with even without using the controller.
The VR headset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, a flagship processor from 2017. It features two 5.5-inch displays with 4K (2160 x 1920 pixels) resolution and 101-degree of Field of View. The battery life on the headset is claimed to be up to 3 hours on a single charge. Other features include 64GB of onboard storage, Bluetooth 5.0, dual speakers, and Android 8.1 Oreo.
Lenovo is targeting enterprise consumers with the Mirage VR S3. It will be sold in North America, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain starting Q3 2020. The pricing for the headset is set at $450 that makes it quite affordable.