Lenovo Mirage Solo and Camera with Daydream Final Review Materials
The Lenovo Mirage™ Camera with Daydream™ –
allows everyone to share their own Virtual Reality
Lenovo™ announced, in partnership with Google®, the Lenovo Mirage Camera with Daydream, a powerful new
tool that lets you capture and relive memories like you’re really in the moment. The Lenovo Mirage Camera is a VR
camera that simplifies creating virtual reality content with easy video or image capture and wireless upload to your
personal Google Photos™ and YouTube™ account. VR180 eliminates the need for specialized virtual reality
videography skills and professional camera gear to shoot immersive 3D VR videos and photos. Everyday users and
digital storytellers can now create, produce and share immersive content without expending extra effort or
equipment—just point, shoot, relive and share.
Launching the Lenovo Mirage Solo and Lenovo Mirage Camera with Daydream together reaffirms our commitment
to designing products that are different for the sake of being better. Together, the Lenovo Mirage Camera and
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream complement each other for users interested in immersive VR but who want
affordable prices, high-quality content and simple set-up.
A compact point-and-shoot camera, the Lenovo Mirage Camera, slips right into your pocket and supports
YouTube’s new VR180 video format. Its dual 13MP fisheye cameras achieve depth in image and video by capturing
the same images at slightly different angles to form a 3D effect, in which near objects look near, while far objects
appear far. The two lenses also offer a 180 x 180-degree field of view to let you see more.
Finally, we built the Lenovo Mirage Camera at a price for mainstream consumers; democratizing VR by proving you
don’t need expensive equipment or computers to make VR.
Experience Once-in-a-Lifetime—on Demand
“You had to be there.”
Until now, reliving experiences through 2D videos and photos just isn’t the same as the real thing. But what if you
could perfectly capture the feeling of “being there”? The Lenovo Mirage Camera lets you share your once-in-a-
lifetime moments with friends, so they can see what you saw in exactly the same lifelike clarity and feel what you
Relive those precious moments with family as if you were there again, replaying your daughter’s game-winning
goal or recapturing that feeling when your dad unwrapped the perfect birthday gift. The excitement of a live
concert or game, the majesty of the Rocky Mountains or the razzle-dazzle of a street performance—all can be
captured, relived and shared.
Just Point and Shoot
Just point and shoot. We designed the Lenovo Mirage Camera for simplicity with just three buttons—power,
shutter and function. Toggle between three modes: photo, video and live broadcasting.
You can even pair with your smartphone via Wi-Fi Direct. Download the VR180 app by Google to make your
phone’s screen act as a viewfinder, letting you preview all your photos and videos. About the size of a smartphone
and weighing just 139 grams, the Lenovo Mirage Camera fits into small pockets so it travels where you do.
VR180 Made Simple
VR180 videos act exactly like standard 2D videos in YouTube, Google Photos and companion apps—meaning you
can watch the same ultra-high-resolution 4K video on your phone, tablet or PC—all without needing a headset. But
owning a VR headset such as Google Cardboard™ or the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream adds the immersion
element to your viewing experience and encourages you to watch again and again.
And like 2D videos, VR180 videos can also be edited with familiar and popular video editing software. You can work
with Adobe® Premiere® Pro to edit VR180 videos in post-production without having to learn and adopt different
formats or using specialized hardware to stitch footage.
You can share instantly. We integrated the Lenovo Mirage Camera tightly with Google Photos and YouTube. While
you can store your content on the camera’s 16GB1 on-board eMMC (or use an optional microSD card for up to
128GB of additional storage), all content can also be uploaded to Google Photos.1 You can also upload live
broadcasts and videos to your YouTube VR account, thanks to the camera’s Wi-Fi – no smartphone required.
The device houses the Qualcomm® Connected Camera Platform with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 626 SoC
which features integrated high-quality dual cameras and powerful processing with built-in Wi-Fi and even an
integrated X9 LTE cellular modem in the LTE version, 2GB of RAM, USB Type-C charging and a slot for a removable
battery. The camera offers up to two hours of continuous usage for high-resolution video recording.2 And in
addition to the Lenovo Mirage Camera, we’re also launching two more devices today in collaboration with Google
and Qualcomm to bring immersive, life-like experiences to our customers:
The Mirage Camera is available on Lenovo.com starting at $299.99 3
All products are available on www.lenovo.com
Discover more at www.lenovo.com/lenovolaunch
1 Actual available capacity of user storage is less because the operating system, and other software which utilize part of this
2 Actual results will vary, and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, operating conditions,
wireless functionality and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage.
3 Lenovo Mirage Camera LTE version is available in select markets. Prices do not include tax, shipping or options and are subject
to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by
geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to
alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
LENOVO and LENOVO MIRAGE are trademarks of Lenovo. CES is a trademark of the Consumer Technology Association. Qualcomm and
Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Snapdragon and
Qualcomm Connected Camera Platform are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or is subsidiaries. GOOGLE, DAYDREAM,
WORLDSENSE, GOOGLE ASSISTANT and YOUTUBE are trademarks of Google, Inc. BLADE RUNNER is a trademark owned by The Blade Runner
Partnership. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2018, Lenovo Group Limited.
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream
The Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream is the world’s first
standalone VR headset. It sets a new bar for hassle-free VR
experiences because it doesn’t require PCs, phones, cables,
or external sensors. Equipped with WorldSense™ technology,
users can duck, dodge, lean, and move in ways enhance the
virtual reality experience. The Mirage Solo also contains a
powerful Qualcomm processor, a high resolution low-latency
display, and a built-in battery. All of this is wrapped in an
ergonomic design that makes the Mirage Solo comfortable
and easy to use.
Summary of Features
WorldSense™ technology leverages inside-out tracking and offers an immersive VR
experience with six degrees of freedom.
Google’s Daydream VR Platform
Access to Daydream and a growing library of over 350 apps.
Standalone VR Hardware
No PCs, phones, cables, or external sensors required.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
High resolution 5.5” QHD (2560 x 1440) display with low-latency and smooth 75Hz
Built-in 4,000 mAh battery.
A Daydream controller is included for navigation.
Lightweight at 1.42lbs (645 grams).
Easily adjustable head strap with a dial knob.
Daydream is Google’s platform for high quality,
mobile VR. Daydream takes you on incredible
adventures in virtual reality. Explore new worlds,
kick back in your personal VR cinema, and play games that put you in the center of the
The Mirage Solo comes with access to the entire Daydream catalog of over 350 apps
where you can travel through space, visit famous museums, watch love sports, or even
wield magic wands. It also includes Google apps like Street View, Photos, and
Expeditions. With YouTube VR, you can watch the best VR video content, from
powerful short pieces chronicling extraordinary role models to music, fashion, sports
and epic journeys around the world.
Explore, watch and play: Check out the experiences available on Daydream:
To experience the full potential of WorldSense™, on Google’s Daydream virtual reality
platform we’ve preloaded a number of Apps onto your review unit. WorldSense™ lets
you move around and explore your virtual environments as if you’re truly there –
leaning, dodging or ducking through space. While we’ve preloaded nine apps, below
are several we’ve highlighted to show education, entertainment and gaming.
BBC Earth: Life in VR
For an educational adventure that
lets you experience life on the
California Coast, give BBC Earth:
Life in VR a try. Follow creatures
around the depths of the sea, learn
some fun facts about the diverse
ocean ecosystems, and get a sense of microscopic life while in an immersive 6DOF
Check out YouTube like you’ve
never seen it before– in 360
degrees of immersion. Experience
places you’ve never been, and
sights you’ve never seen, all while
never leaving the comfort of your
own home. Watch VR180 livestreams and videos from family, friends, or even
YouTubers you’re subscribed to.
Blade Runner: Revelations
Experience even more detailed immersion in gaming with 6
degrees of freedom in the full Blade Runner: Revelations game.
Based on the iconic Blade Runner universe, you play as a
seasoned blade runner in 2023 Los Angeles trying to solve a
mystery that threatens to upset the balance of society. See
action and puzzle-solving in a whole new way.
Virtual Virtual Reality
For a game that not only shows off 6
degrees of freedom, but peppers in a bit of
fun tongue-in-cheek humor about VR,
Virtual Virtual Reality is where you may
want to look to be immersed in both a
game and in endless entertainment.
Take a ride down this snow covered
paradise. Make full use of the Daydream
headset to maneuver your snowboard down
the hill and perform epic tricks! Go airborne
and use the motion controller to flip and spin
your board while you use the touchpad to do stylized grabs to rack up huge points.
New WorldSense Apps
Below is a example list of curated apps that have been updated with the new
WorldSense™ compatibility, there will be over 70 at launch. For your convenience, we
have also preinstalled full versions of some of these apps onto your Mirage Solo
* Pre-installed on review units
Blade Runner: Revelations*
Lola and the Giant
So Let Us Melt
Eclipse: Edge of Light
Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes*
(6 DOF pending)
BBC Earth: Life in VR*
Virtual Virtual Reality*
Gunship Battle2 VR
WorldSense™ Motion Tracking
As a standalone device, there is no need for external sensors because the positional
tracking is done inside-out via the WorldSense™ tracking cameras. Rotational sensors
along with the two cameras on the front of the headset help determine how its position
is changing in relation to the external environment. This “six degrees of freedom” allow
users to duck, dodge, or move in and out, which helps most users with motion sickness
and disorientation while making VR more enjoyable. Environment mapping is done on
the fly, so users never need to remap a room during use. Simply re-center the
environment with a press of the Daydream controller.
Lenovo Mirage Solo is among the first set of standalone Daydream VR headsets
developed in partnership with Google. This cable-free headset takes the VR experience
to the next level.
No PC, Phone, or Cables
A big hurdle in getting VR into the hands of every day consumers is ease of use. Other
VR systems require long setup procedures and the placement of multiple sensors to
function properly. The Mirage Solo requires no extra hardware to setup. Everything
from the processor, to the display, and tracking sensors are built right into the headset.
A 4,000 mAh battery powers the device for hours of usage. The only additional
hardware that comes with the Mirage Solo is a Daydream controller that is used for
navigation and interaction with the Daydream interface.
The Mirage Solo is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon
835 processor. The advantage of having a dedicated
processor is that there is no overhead in processing
background tasks that a smartphone would normally have to account for. This gives the
user a smooth experience and eliminates concern for extra drain on battery life and
overheating issues. Additionally, having a dedicated device and operating system
eliminates the annoyance of typical notifications from apps, social media feeds, emails
Advancements in display technology have made VR more compelling than ever. The
sharper the image, the closer to reality we get. The Mirage Solo does this with a 5.5-
inch QHD display that provides high pixel density and a 110 degree field of view. The
display can produce 16.7 million colors and the 75 Hz refresh rate gives users a
smooth experience. Additionally, the display has been optimized for a low-latency and
Ergonomic & Lightweight
The Mirage Solo was carefully designed for ergonomics and convenience. Thermals,
weight balance, comfort, and simplicity of controls were a few of the solutions used to
accomplish these goals.
Removes weight from
the face and gives an
overall balanced feel
Dial Adjustment Knob
Quick Release Button
Included as an additional
Hidden vents surround the
headset to improve aesthetics
and keep device cool
All padding is made from a
Using the Daydream controller
For added control, the Mirage Solo includes a Daydream controller so intuitive that it
feels like an extension of your hand. The Daydream controller is not just your
navigation tool, but your TV remote, your baseball bat or your steering wheel.
Other Tips & Tricks
Take a Screenshot – Press and hold the Home Button and Volume Down.
Capture Video – Press and hold the Home Button and Volume Up. To stop recording,
do the same operation.
To View Captured Images/Videos – Tap the Home button and choose the image from
the notification bar. Or, you can view system files by going to Settings Storage.
Casting – Go to the Home screen and choose the casting icon . On the following
screen, choose the desired Chromecast compatible device.
One-click: Back home
Up / Down
Specifications for Mirage Solo with Daydream
Product Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory 4GB LPDDR4
Storage 64GB UFS
Micro-SD Card Slot (Up to 256GB)
Operating System Daydream OS
Display 5.5” QHD Display (2560×1440), IPS, 70% Color Gamut, 75Hz
Dual Fresnel-Aspheric, 110° FOV
Camera WorldSense Tracking Camera, Lite-On 6BF 11238
Battery 4000 mAh (2.5 hours continuous use)
Dimensions 8.03″ x 10.61″ x 7.08″ (204.01 x 269.5 x 179.86 mm)
1.42 bls (645g)
Connectors 2 x Microphone
1 x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
1 x USB Type-C (charge & data sync)
Sensors P-Sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer
Also a couple quick tips here:
If your controller occasionally seems to be pointing in a different direction, or not appearing altogether, try the following steps:
– Point the controller forward.
– Press and hold the bottom button on the Daydream controller for few seconds. This is the concave button with an engraved circle emblem.
– This should re-center your view, and the set the pointer forward.
To enable screen capture:
- Go to Settings
- Click on Daydream > VR Settings
- Click on Build Version for 7 times
- This enables Developer Option.
- Click on Developer Option and check Enable VR screen recording via chords
Now, you need allow permission to store the recorded data. Permission can be enabled at:
- Go to Settings
- Click on Apps & notification > Apps Permission > Storage
- Click on Show System from the menu
- Enable Google VR Services
Screen recording can be done as:
- From the controller, press Home + Vol up buttons together to start the recording
- Press Home + Vol up buttons together to end the recording.
Note that YouTube video recording is prohibited due to privacy reason.
The recorded video can be found at Settings > Storage > Files > Movies.