Lenovo’s new ThinkReality A6 augmented actuality headset is gunning for Microsoft’s AT mindshare within the enterprise area by competing immediately with its Hololens headset and software program platform. ThinkReality combines an Android-based headset with 1080p (per eye) visuals with an ecosystem that integrates with current enterprise techniques, is suitable with current augmented actuality content material, and presents deep person and machine administration software program.
Though digital actuality and the behind it have achieved higher development than AR over the previous few years, lots of those that function on the coronary heart of it see augmented actuality as having related, and even grander potential. Nevertheless, not like such headsets because the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, AR is discovering its biggest acceptance within the office, and Lenovo’s new ThinkReality A6 headset seems to be to develop that viewers and even crib a number of prospects from Microsoft within the course of.
The ThinkReality A6 headset has dual-1080p shows in a 16:9 side ratio. That’s considerably greater than the first-generation Microsoft Hololens headset, which has a most decision per eye of 1,268 x 720, however falls behind the Hololens 2’s transformed decision of 1,440p per eye. The sector of view of Lenovo’s headset falls someplace in the midst of the 2 Hololens generations, too, with an above 40 levels diagonal FOV, whereas the Hololens headsets are stated to be 30 levels horizontally, and “greater than double” that for the second-generation AR headset.
The A6 is light-weight at simply 380g, and its visuals are powered by an onboard Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SOC. The 6,800mAh battery offers it as much as 4 hours of steady use at a time, and it presents plenty of enter choices, together with head and gaze monitoring, voice instructions, gesture controls, and a three-degrees-of-freedom hand controller.
There’s additionally a barcode reader and front-facing, fisheye cameras for pass-through video.
It’s being focused particularly at enterprise customers, with Lenovo citing industrial coaching and manufacturing as specific areas the place it may be of use. It’s stated to supply actual benefits in terms of rising the effectivity of sure duties and even bettering security. It’s additionally stated to be a wonderful device for architects and artists who need to see a 3D rendering of their potential creations earlier than they’ve really been constructed.
Maybe its biggest energy although is that despite the fact that Lenovo’s headset runs on Android, it’s stated to be totally , cloud, and atmosphere agnostic. That ought to imply broad swathe of current AR software program will run on this headset with out problem.
We don’t but have the discharge date and pricing info, however contemplating how fleshed out the announcement and advertising and marketing supplies are, we wouldn’t anticipate to have to attend too lengthy for the launch.