The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was the world’s first smartphone to feature Project Tango. However, the experiment didn’t work out and Google went with the AR Kit and shut down Project Tango. Daydream, on the other hand, seems to have been a huge success for Google, as it is now partnering with Lenovo to manufacture a standalone Daydream VR headset, the Lenovo Mirage Solo. The Mirage Solo was unveiled today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
The Lenovo Mirage Solo is similar to the Oculus Rift Go and the HTC Vive Focus in terms of what they can do. Still, due to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM, the Lenovo Mirage Solo has a slight edge over the Oculus Rift Go which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.
The Mirage Solo will be powered by WorldSense, a technology which tracks your movements, without the need of any external sensors, making the device fully portable. Lenovo has also promised that the Mirage Solo will have a 110° field of view, similar to the Oculus Go and the Vive Focus.
It is also being claimed that the standalone VR headset will be able to deliver up to 7 hours of usage time on a single charge. The company also touts the ergonomics of the headset to be superior, due to which, it will be able to work perfectly fine on top of glasses.
As of now, Lenovo hasn’t announced the pricing or availability of the product, however, it is expected to come with a price tag of under $400 (Approximately Rs 25,517). It will compete with the Oculus Rift Go which is priced at $200 (Approximately Rs 12,760), and the HTC Vive Focus which sells for $600 (Approximately Rs 38,275).