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Lenovo’s standalone Daydream VR headset will launch right before Google I/O

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The Mirage Solo will hit stores on May 11th for $399.99

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Lenovo Mirage Solo with Google Daydream Image: Lenovo

Lenovo announced the Mirage Solo — the first standalone Daydream VR headset that wouldn’t require a smartphone to use — at CES earlier this year for a mid-2018 release. And now we’ve got a price and release date for the device courtesy of B&H, which has the headset available to preorder for $399.99 for an expected May 5th release date, via Ubergizmo.

The Mirage Solo is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform, with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 5.5-inch LCD display that offers 2560 x1440 pixels per eye, and an estimated seven-hour battery life. There’s also a “WorldSense” tracking feature that claims to let users walk around digital spaces, which is new to Daydream VR.

The May 5h date puts the Mirage Solo’s release right before Google I/O (which starts on May 8th and runs through May 10th). Coincidental timing? Or an indication that Google will have more Daydream VR news at I/O this year? We’ll find out when I/O rolls around in a couple months.

Update March 16th, 5:05pm: Corrected specs for pixels and estimated battery life, and updated release date to May 5th, which is right before Google I/O.