Chinese company makes VR headset with similar OLED screens as Oculus Rift

Apr

20

2016

A Chinese manufacturer comes with the Pico Neo. The VR headset would make use of OLED screens with the same specifications as the Oculus Rift, with a resolution of 1080×1200 pixels per eye and refresh rate of 90Hz. The headset takes converted 313 euros including VAT.

With regard to appearance appears to be the Pico Neo on Samsung’s Gear VR, but not a smart phone has to be placed in the Chinese vr-headset. The device contains two OLED screens with diagonal of 3.81 “each. Both the size and the resolution and refresh rate of the panels corresponds to that of the Rift, so you may use the same Chinese manufacturer GoerTek Inc. screens.

The Pico Neo can be used without a computer if the headset is connected to the associated controller. In that controller is a Snapdragon 820-soc, lpddr4 4GB RAM, 32GB EMMC storage memory and a 5000mAh battery. The back of the controller serves as a touch pad and a six-axis motion sensor present. The mini computer also features WiFi and runs on Android 6.0 with adjustments for Fri-view. The operating system would be set both in Chinese and English are.

According to the creators of the Pico Neo can also be used independently of the optional controller, in combination with a PC. To what extent it is possible to run VR games and applications as possible with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, is not known. However, the company also shows a set of motion controllers, which are reminiscent of the PlayStation Move, and cameras for position tracking. Or working with applications other than its own Android software from the Chinese manufacturer is not clear.

Sitting in the headset sensors that determine the position of the carrier. The latency would be less than 20 ms, and the manufacturer compares the chips used to that in the Samsung Gear VR. The Pico Neo is connected using a USB cable c of 110cm and also has a micro-USB port, 3.5mm jack and microphone.

Even if the Pico Neo uses the same OLED screens as the Oculus Rift is no guarantee that the cheaper headset can offer the same picture quality. That is co-dependent of the lenses used. Oculus uses hybrid Fresnel lenses, which make it easier to focus, through the headset to move up or down on the head. In the Pico Neo sit according to the manufacturer aspherical lenses and vision would 102 degrees. That’s less than the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, representing 110 degrees.

In China, the Pico Neo including Android controller 3399 yuan cost. The loose headset costs 1899 yuan. Converted including VAT is around 560 and 313 euros. The prices of the motion controllers and camera positioning are not yet known. The Pico Neo in China appear in June on the market. The headset also will find its way to other parts of the world through retailers is not yet known.

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