If you want an enjoyable experience with virtual reality you’d need a 2K+ display, and a powerful processor, and even Chinese manufacturers are going high-end with DeePoon M2, or Pico Neo, which features an innovative design to keep the headset light (320 grams) as it only comes with the screen and lenses, while a Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, and the battery can be found in the optional remote controller (220 grams).
The HMD includes two 3.81″ AMOLED screen with 1200×1080 resolution, and 90Hz screen refresh rate, features aspheric lenses with 102 degrees field of view, focus adjustment, and support for 0 to 800 degree myopia, as well as a 9-axis motion sensor with 20 ms maximum latency. It is connected via a USB-C cable to the remot control, and also comes with a micro USB port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a built-in microphone.
The remote control includes 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1, a USB 3.0 port, a 6-axis motion sensor, and a 5,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, that can at last 3 hours of continuous usage, or up to 10 hours in “standby” mode. The back of the remote is a touchpad.
The remote control will run an operating system based on Android 6.0, and the company has its own VR app store with games made by Archiact Studio such as Audio Arena, EvilRobot Traffic Jam, and WaddleHome to be available on the platform, and more coming as time passes.
Pico Neo was unveiled yesterday in China, where the HMD only will sell for 1,899 RMB ($293), and the complete kit for 3,399 RMB ($525 US). GeekBuying also plans to start selling the VR headset in early June for respectively $306 and $548.