Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream VR Headset Revealed by the FCC
A few months back, we reported on the HTC Vive Daydream VR partnership being dropped between the two companies, with no further news on the Lenovo headset other than it was slated for release late this year. It’s unlikely we’ll see it before the turn of the new year, but new information discovered from FCC documents and uncovered by LetsGoDigital shows that it is likely coming very soon. We also have a name for the device- The Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. It has the model number Lenovo VR-1541F, and also seems to come with a Daydream VR controller.
There’s currently no information on the specs other than some small tidbits, such as that it comes with a 4,000mAh battery and Bluetooth 5.0 support. We don’t know anything else, but it’s not unimaginable to think we’ll be seeing the device announced in the near future. With the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas running in early January, it’s likely that we’ll see the device announced there – or at least mentioned or teased in some way, shape or form. We’re already going to be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S9 and news on Huawei’s further expansion into the west, so it’s not unlikely we’ll be hearing more about the Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream VR headset.
We also have no information on the price, but given the undercutting nature of the Oculus Go and the fact that HTC dropped out of the partnership with Google shows that the price may be steeper than the competition. The Oculus Go retails at $200, which the Lenovo Mirage Solo will have to aim to beat in order to be the lowest priced option on the market. If it can offer a better experience at a higher price, then we should still expect it to move some units, given the lack of competition in the VR space. At this point, more players entering this space is only a good thing.