Pico Neo announced a stand-alone VR headset and it runs Marshmallow
Most VR headset uses smartphone but this company called Pico is taking VR headset to another planet, Pico announced that they are unleashing a stand-alone VR headset.
Pico Neo will requires no smartphone or computer, what’s exciting about the Pico Neo is that it baked most of its computing power in the controller that looks like SNES instead of in the VR headset itself, that give the headset an edge to be very light and very responsive, meaning the get a lot more comfort if you use the VR header for a longer period of time.
This controller powered by a popular smartphone processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, along with 4 gigs of RAM and has 32GB of internal storage expandable via microSD while Pico Neo will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
There are two screens inside the headset, each rocking a 1,200 x 1,080 resolution while makes the Pico Neo very competitive with the HTC Vive & Oculus Rift as they both got the same resolution, the device has a 5000mAh battery, and will last up to 3 hours and will even charge quickly because Pico Neo supports QC 3.0.
The device will cost $295 without the controller that means the purpose of standalone is defeated but if u want the standalone version then be prepared to $525 when the device is launched later this summer.