Along with the launch of the LG G6, we also anticipated that LG will bring a new virtual reality headset at the MWC 2017. Well, today the Verge has got to try and released more details on the upcoming LG VR headset. The most interesting thing is that it’s a great step forward ahead compared to previous generation LG 360 VR, specially designed for mobility and comes with unique design.
This new LG VR headset, however, compares to HTC Vive – on the other hand has been developed in partnership with Valve, but comes with a unique flip up feature which will add more comfortability for users. The front of the headset flips up similar to the other regular bike helmet.
The advantage in terms of comfort compared to a fixed design, obvious like the passage from the virtual to physical reality, and of course vice versa, is much more immediate and makes the device much more practical. Lenovo also implemented this kind of design it in its upcoming VR headset that was unveiled at CES 2017.
For the rest, the LG VR headset uses a 3.64-inch display with QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution – same resolution as the Samsung Gear VR. The field of view is similar to Oculus Rift and HTC Lives, about 110 degrees. Both sides of the headset integrates two headphones; the controllers are similar to htc virtual reality headset, even if they have a slightly revised layout. Not even missing a front camera, whose purpose should be to show real-world images when you wear the headset.
The LG VR headset is currently a developer kit; and the company says that this is a completely separate effort, and there’s no reason to disbelieve that. Its distribution will begin in the coming weeks. As such, it does not know if it ever will arrive on store; its design and its characteristics may also vary under constructions.