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Lenovo Teases Its Upcoming VR and AR Product Launch at IFA

Two upcoming VR headsets and an AR headset are planned to be showcased at IFA.

Lenovo seem to be keen on getting into the virtual reality (VR) market. The company has at least three headsets that it is working on, some of which are set to be launched for Christmas this year, if the recently released teaser video for Lenovo’s presentation at the IFA event is any indication.

As previously reported, Lenovo is working on two VR platforms. One of which is an entry into the Windows 10 Mixed Reality headset market, where it will join companies such as HP, Asus and Acer. The other is a stand-alone VR device based on Google Daydream technology, designed to be a meeting point between expensive high-end PC VR and mobile VR. A recent trademark application revealed that one of these devices will carry the name ‘Lenovo Mirage’, and thought on which of those devices will receive the name is divided.

Lenovo are also developing augmented reality devices, one of which has previously been featured as part of Disney’s D23 event as the headset was used along with a bluetooth lightsabre peripheral to create an AR Star Wars experience which will overlay images on the real world. The same headset will allow users to play Holochess, the iconic game played by Chewbacca and R2D2 in Star Wars IV: A New Hope.

The AR device is said to be smartphone-powered, though Lenovo have previously displayed a prototype of a standalone AR device referred to as the DaystAR. If this device is related to the Star Wards AR device is unknown at this stage, though some reports indicate that the DaystAR is intended for enterprise use.

Further details will be revealed by Lenovo at IFA 2017, which will be held on 31st August, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. You can watch the IFA teaser video below.

VRFocus will continue to report on new technologies in the VR and AR sectors.

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