New mixed reality headset is named Lenovo Mirage


A recent trademark application registration has revealed the potential name for Lenovo’s upcoming Windows 10 VR headset as the Lenovo Mirage.

The name of the Mirage was confirmed by a filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and spotted by the Dutch website Mobielkopen.net.

Lenovo is expected to release their holographic VR + Mixed Reality (MR) headset sometime before the end of 2017 and rumours are that the price is expected to be around $300, keeping in line with the HP and Acer MR hardware already available to purchase at $329 and $299, directly through the official Microsoft Store. Apart from Lenovo Mirage, more new VR hardwares are expected soon from companies like ASUS and Dell.

The Mirage will be most likely using the Microsoft Windows Holographic platform, and will be smaller and lighter than other wired PC headsets like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive headset. According to The Verge – who have had the chance to try on a Lenovo prototype headset earlier this year – the headset uses two 1440 x 1440 OLED panels for its display, making it higher resolution than both the Rift and the Vive.

Lenovo has also recently announced an augmented reality headset called the daystAR, as well as developing a standalone headset based on the Google Daydream which will also be launched in the near future.