Now, an unanticipated product list page could have shown the real launch date and cost.
Initially discovered by Ubergizmo, electronics merchant B&H has set a pre-order page to the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset, using the anticipated availability of May 11.
That is 1 day following the end of Google IO 2018, the summit at which Google dives to its largest upcoming releases, such as Android P. Google and Lenovo may have been expecting to surprise conference-goers together with all the information that the Mirage Solo would send out this week.
B&H also lists a cost for your Mirage Solo: $399 (roughly #300 / AU$500). Thus, technically “under $400”, but only barely.
Amazon, meanwhile, has a webpage for your Lenovo Mirage Solo, but the headset is recorded as ‘Currently Unavailable.’ We have contacted Lenovo for affirmation on the Mirage Solo’s cost and launch date and will upgrade this bit once we understand more.
Placing a cost on quality
Mirage Solo VR sits at its own distinctive, if awkward class: more affordable but more suitable than smartphone-wielding, low-quality headsets and about exactly the exact same cost as stronger headsets such as PlaySation VR and Oculus Rift that call for a high-powered computer link. Additionally, it is double the cost of its important mobile competitor — Oculus Proceed — but with specs that are more impressive.
For this $399 price tag, you are going to find a Snapdragon 835 chip, Qualcomm’s strong engine for earning always-connected PCs. In contrast, the Oculus Go has Snapdragon 821, which ought to allow it to function better than phones like the Galaxy S7 but maybe not in addition to newer versions.