Earlier this year at CES 2017, Lenovo took the wraps off the prototype of their VR headset that would work with Microsoft’s Holographic platform. However the question that Lenovo was unable to answer back then was when the headset would be available. The company suggested that it would be launched in 2017, but no dates were given.
However according to a report from Twice (via Mobile Syrup), it has been confirmed that the company’s VR headset would be launched in time for back-to-school. This is based on an interview with Lenovo’s VP of Consumer Business in North America, Mike Abary, where we finally got our timeframe for the headset’s launch. However once again no specifics were mentioned, but it does narrow the launch a bit, which is roughly mid-July to mid-September.
It is unclear as to what Lenovo plans on naming the headset, but according to the company who unveiled the headset earlier this year, they are aiming to keep it relatively affordable, more so than competing headsets like the Oculus Rift. Pricing has yet to be determined but it was suggested that it could be between $300-400, but the company did suggest that it might be closer to the $300 mark. In any case we guess we’ll just have to wait and see so check back with us in the coming weeks/months for the details.