It will be a direct competitor to Microsoft HoloLens.
While augmented reality (AR) in the consumer field tends to revolve around mobile phone and video game applications when it comes to enterprises, technology usually favors headsets such as Microsoft’s HoloLens, providing information and unleashing hands to perform various tasks. Lenovo has previously entered the virtual reality (VR) market with the Lenovo Mirage Solo and Lenovo Explorer, and now it has announced its first product in the AR business market with the ThinkReality A6.
Thinkreality is a recently launched subbrand that provides software and hardware solutions for businesses as part of the annual Transform 3.0. from Lenovo with Accelerate. ThinkReality A6 is the first device in this new campaign area, the goal of which is to assist employees by helping them reduce repair time, eliminate errors, optimize complex workflows, improve learning, and more.
Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the headset offers a 40-degree diagonal field of view (FOV) with 1080p resolution for each eye, weight 380 g (0.83 lbs). Equipped with a depth sensor, Intel Movidius Visual Processing Unit (VPU), a 13MP RGB camera, 2 fish-eye cameras, and an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), users can control the headset with voice as well as gestures. In addition, there is eye control, or from a hand controller with 3 degrees of freedom (3DoF).
Additional features include a 6800mAh removable battery that provides up to 4 hours of use, WiFi, Bluetooth, removable nasal pads, built-in speakers and support for glasses owners.
The headset is lightweight thanks to a separate computing unit that users will have to fasten on their clothes using the included belt clip. This is reminiscent of the Magic Leap One Creators Edition design, which has a separate device, while HoloLens is a fully autonomous system. The retail price of the device is $ 2,295 USD and $ 3,500 (HoloLens 2), respectively, expect that the ThinkReality A6 will also have a similar price (the exact price is still unknown) when the headset becomes available for sale at the end of this year.
As additional information becomes available, VRcue will keep you updated with the latest ThinkReality news.