Lenovo Daydream VR headset passes through FCC

Google’s mobile VR initiative, Daydream, may soon have another OEM on board. Thanks to the FCC and LetsGoDigital, we now know that a Lenovo Daydream VR headset is on the way. The headset, which sports model number “Lenovo VR-1541F,” is called the “Mirage Solo” and is a standalone device (it doesn’t need a smartphone to operate) arriving complete with a Daydream remote.

Unfortunately, we don’t have many concrete specifications just yet, but the device is said to feature a 4,000 mAh battery and support Bluetooth 5.0 (found in the latest flagship Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2). As of right now, that’s all we know. However, given that the device has passed through the FCC it’ll probably be here sooner rather than later, and we will have more details to share as they are released. As XDA points out, CES is just around the corner, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the device make an appearance at the trade show.

Given that HTC’s Daydream partnership fell through, and the entry-level price of competitors such as the soon-to-be-released Oculus Go, Lenovo will have to either price similarly if not slightly lower than the Go to remain competitive. The lack of competition in the Daydream market right now isn’t helping consumers — headset retails prices aren’t being driven down — but the pricing of the Go gives hope for mobile VR enthusiasts.

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