Lenovo is developing another standalone VR headset

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Lenovo hasn’t made the best bets in virtual truth up until now, however it seems like the business’s about to try once again– according to a brand-new FCC filing for the “Lenovo VR3030 S,” which business docs determine as an approaching standalone VR headset.

Standalone ways that like Lenovo’s previous Mirage Solo or the Oculus Quest, it should not need you to plug in a phone or PC, since the processing power is built right in. Where the ill-fated Mirage Solo relied on Google’s efficiently defunct Vision VR platform, a new headset will most likely run on a different one: possibly Valve’s Steam VR, Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Truth, or possibly even Facebook’s Oculus?

Speaking of Lenovo’s unfortunate bets in virtual reality, it’s a little-known fact that the Chinese electronics business was behind the Oculus Rift S headset– you know, the tethered PC one that wound up playing 2nd fiddle to the standalone Oculus Mission. (Did you also know that a licensing offer between Sony and Lenovo is how the Oculus headset can essentially have the very same headband as the PlayStation VR?

The Oculus Rift S. Don’t be amazed if Lenovo’s next headset looks a lot like this.
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/ The Verge

While the FCC filings do not provide any other information on the brand-new standalone VR headset, we wonder if Lenovo will send FCC certification files for a brand-new set of VR controllers, too– the Mirage Solo ended up depending on Google-built wands, although Lenovo did wind up developing its own simple two-button sticks for its second-gen Mirage AR headset with Disney.

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