The Mountain View giant has presented several devices at CES 2018, developed in collaboration with some hardware partners. The most important product is the Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset, and VR180 Cameras including Lenovo Mirage Camera and Yi Horizon VR180.
The components of the Lenovo Mirage Solo, says Google, are high-end and provide an unmatched VR immersion experience. In particular, WorldSense technology allows a precision of tracking and mapping of the user’s movements impossible to obtain on smartphones – comparable to that of a PC.
As a result, unreleased game mechanics can be unlocked, and thanks to the powerful GPU Mirage Solo virtual objects will stay perfectly still in their position, no matter which way you tilt or move your head. Google does not go too far into the technical details of the headset but says that the display is “optimized for VR” and have a wide field of view.
Lenovo Mirage Solo will arrive in the second quarter of 2018, and will immediately be compatible with the entire catalog of Daydream applications and games. There will also be a new title of a certain prestige, set in the universe of the legendary Blade Runner. The game will be called Blade Runner: Revelations, but for now we do not know much more. The price of the new VR headset will be less than $400 says Google.
Google has also added a few more details on the first VR180 stereoscopic video cameras, the video recording format launched last summer and designed to make VR videos easier and cheaper to create. The first two products designed for the VR180 will also arrive in the second quarter of 2018 and will be marked as Lenovo Mirage Camera and Yi Horizon VR180. The technical details vary from one model to another, of course, and at the moment this is what the producers have shared.
Lenovo Mirage Camera Features
- Dual 13MP sensor with fisheye lens, FOV 180×180 degrees
- 4K video recording at 30fps
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal eMMC storage
- MicroSD slot (up to 128GB)
- LTE, Wi-Fi Direct photo / video transfer
- Battery life up to 2 hours
- Weight: 139 grams
Yi Horizon VR180 Features
- Ambarella H2V95 SoC
- 5.7K video recording
- 2.2-inch touch display with 640×360 pixel resolution
- Adjustable screen
- 4 microphones for noise reduction
- Recharge via USB Type-C
Both VR180 cameras offer unlimited storage on Google Photos and can be controlled from your smartphone via Android and iOS apps.
Prices have not yet been announced, but Lenovo has indicated that they should be less than $400. Later in the year, there will also come an LG VR180 camera, according to Google.