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Update | Legion VR700 headset launches with the latest Qualcomm virtual reality platform and 4K display tech

The Legion VR700. (Source: Lenovo via Weibo)
The Legion VR700. (Source: Lenovo via Weibo)
Lenovo's major Legion mobile tech product launch's reality has also just gone virtual with the announcement of the new VR700. The new headset is powered by the up-to-date Snapdragon XR2 chipset to power immersive gameplay or simulate a home theater-like streamed content experience. It will debut alongside its brand's new flagship smartphone later in August 2022.

Update: The VR700 has now debuted as a new and Legion-brand wireless headset, although it can connect to a PC via USB type-C (at the 3.0 standard's rate) to stream content.

The OEM has now confirmed that the new gaming-focused device comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage on board, at 2,999 yuan (~US$440). However, this price might be subject to a hike after its pre-order phase.

Original Article: Lenovo has already confirmed that it will add a new (if plainer than usual) premium Android smartphone to its Legion brand on August 18, 2022. Now, it has added that it will not stop there and launch a new headset under the same familiar name in gaming alongside the long-awaited Y70.

The appropriately-named VR700's design has been unveiled ahead of this event, revealing a fairly standard viewer/controller combo, albeit one with the Legion brand and industrial design front and center. Lenovo has yet to specify whether it will be wireless or not; however, its Snapdragon XR2 SoC argues strongly in favor of the former.

Inside, the Legion VR700 is touted to ship with "4K RealRGB" display technology, although, again, its maker has made no mention of other specs such as OLED yet. Then again, it is now certain to sport a "high" refresh rate, 6DoF head-tracking as well as the "iQUT 2.0 standard" that may presage the ability to recreate the experience of a big-screen TV.

Therefore, the VR700 might turn out as capable of streaming content in addition to support for fully-immersive gaming. Lenovo has, of course, chosen to wait until its formal launch to reveal pricing for the new addition to the extended-reality arena.

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The Legion VR700's new poster. (Source: Lenovo via Weibo)
The Legion VR700's new poster. (Source: Lenovo via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-08-12 (Update: 2022-08-19)