Lenovo has a lot going on in the immersive technology space right now, including two VR headsets and two AR headsets. It looks like one of these might have just gotten a name, but don’t ask us which.
German site Mobielkopen.net recently spotted a new trademark filed by the technology company for something called Lenovo Mirage. According to a USPTO listing, it’s related to “Virtual reality headsets, augmented reality headsets, mixed reality headsets”.
It’s quite likely, then, that Mirage is the name of one of Lenovo’s many headsets on the way. On the VR front, the company is currently working on its own entry into Microsoft’s line of Windows 10 VR headsets. This will be a PC-based device that uses inside-out tracking and is expected to release later this year. As far as we know other companies like Acer and HP aren’t actually naming their Windows 10 headsets, so it’s possible this device releases with a generic Lenovo branding. Recent rumors suggested the kit would launch later this month.
The company also has a standalone VR headset in the works, which uses Google’s Daydream platform and World Sense tracking, based off of a reference design produced in partnership with Qualcomm. That’s also due to release this year as is another World Sense headset from HTC Vive, so it’s possible this is the Mirage.
On the AR front, Lenovo has a mobile-based headset that will support a Star Wars lightsaber game, as seen at last month’s D23 Expo, as well as an enterprise-based device named daystAR. Given the latter already has a name it might be the mobile-based solution that gets the Mirage branding.
Whichever headset gets the branding (if any), we’re likely to find out soon; there’s only four full months left of 2017 and at least two of these devices are expected to release in that time.