This autonomous VR headset is powered by Samsung's Exynos 7420


VR gear creator Idealens has announced its second generation headset — the Idealens K2. It's an autonomous device that seeks to deliver an untethered, put-on-and-use experience and breaks ground in a few places while doing so.

The Idealens K2 looks extremely easy to put on — there are no straps and no harnesses, just a metal frame, which goes over the user's head, clamping at it from behind. There's a thick piece of padding back there and early reports say that it's comfortable, though, we are curious how much of a squeeze this style of latch puts on the user's head, and how secure it exactly is. That aside, the set is reported to only weigh 10.4 oz (295 grams), which certainly sounds promising.

Being autonomous means that, unlike other mobile VR headsets, which use a phone for its screen and processor, only assisting it with some extra sensors for movement detection, the Idealens K2 has its own screen, its own processor, RAM, and even battery. In this case, we have a 3.81-inch, 2560 x 1440 display for a pretty sharp pixel density of 771, a Samsung Exynos 7420, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a 3.800 mAh battery. In other words, it sounds as powerful as a Samsung Galaxy S6 stuck inside a Gear VR2, only with a much bigger battery, and that is in no means a bad thing.

The headset achieves super-low latencies of under 17 ms, which is well below the 20 ms limit for comfortable viewing, and accompanies it with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It runs on what the company calls Ideal OS — software based on the good-old Android. It's controlled with two sets of hardware controls — volume buttons on its left side and a touchpad on the right for navigation purposes.

It is said that the company will soon launch a headset with Samsung's newest top-tier processor – the Exynos 8890. Unfortunately, we currently know nothing about availability and price on the Idealens K2, so we can't even speculate on when the upgraded model might see the light of day.

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Via: Sammobile, Samsung Exynos

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