Standalone Daydream VR headsets coming later this year

Google launched the Daydream virtual reality platform at last year I/O 2016, allowing you to use compatible smartphone with Daydream supported headset for a immersive VR experience.

Now a year later at Google I/O 2017, the company announced that its Daydream VR platform will soon support standalone devices , which means you will won't require a smartphone to experience Daydream VR. 

Google has teamed up with Qualcomm to create a standalone headset reference design powered by the Snapdragon 835 VR Platform. These headsets will be released By Google's partner companies later this year and will feature in-built WorldSense positional tracking, which is based on Tango-based tracking technology. This technology allows the headset to track your movements in space, without the need of having to install any external sensor.

Currently HTC and Lenovo are working on devices using Qualcomm's reference design and plans to launch standalone Daydream VR headsets later this year. At the moment there is no information of the price.

As mentioned earlier, standalone VR headsets doesn't require to be paired with a smartphone or PC, instead it come with built-in screen, processor, positional head-tracking along with sensor to function as a standalone device to deliver a high-quality VR experience. In simple words, all the core components are built into the headset.

Meanwhile, Google also announced that Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will get Daydream support via a software update this summer. And LG's next flagship phone, most likely the V30, which will launch later this year will be Daydream-ready out of the box. These devices will join Google's Pixel phones, Moto Z, Huawei Mate 9 and ZTE Axon 7, among other handful of phones to support Daydream platform. 


Kaiser Bey
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Standalone Daydream VR headsets coming later this year Standalone Daydream VR headsets coming later this year Reviewed by Kaiser on 5/18/2017 07:27:00 PM
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