Google really went all out during this year’s Google I/O in San Francisco. The Mountain View giant introduced all sorts of new projects they’re working on during Google I/O, and they’ve also unveiled plenty of new software (and even some hardware) to the general public. Now, next to Android N, machine learning and Android Studio update, Google had also introduced the a new Virtual Reality (VR) platform called ‘Daydream’. During the conference, Google had not only introduced this new platform, but also confirmed a number of partners who will support it, while some additional companies confirmed that they’re working on Daydream-compatible products later on.
Speaking of which, a rather interesting rumor surfaced yesterday, claiming that Xiaomi, one of China’s largest smartphone manufacturers, plans to introduce a Daydream-compatible device on August 4 (tomorrow). We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see how accurate was that rumor, and while we wait, we might as well check out the first (alleged) real life image of Xiaomi VR headset. If you take a look at the provided image, you’ll get to see what seems to be Xiaomi’s upcoming VR headset, even though we cannot confirm this image is legit, of course. This product was originally supposed to land on August 1st (as per rumors), but Xiaomi opted to postpone its launch until August 4th.
As already mentioned, this device is expected to be Daydream compatible, and considering this is Xiaomi we’re talking about, you can also expect the product to be quite affordable. The Xiaomi VR headset will certainly be considerably more affordable than its competitors from Samsung and a number of other companies. Unfortunately, we don’t really get to see the whole device here, it seems to be tucked away in a box, but if rumors are accurate, we really won’t have to wait long until Xiaomi unveils this product. As a reminder, the company is also expected to announce the Redmi 4 handset soon, its real life images leaked earlier today as well. That is more or less it, stay tuned, if the rumors are accurate, we’ll have far more info when it comes to Xiaomi VR headset in about 24 hours.