So if you really believe that the future of virtual reality goes through PC or through smartphone, think twice. A new piece of hardware DeePoon M2 is a standalone piece of headset that creates VR experience on its own. It does not even require a smartphone or a connection to a PC system through cable.
The headset is powered by an integrated Samsung Exynos 7420 processor that has an octa-core chip combining 4 x ARM Cortex-A57 and 4x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores supported by ARM Mali-T760MP8 graphics
The virtual reality headset comprises a display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The headset is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.
The price of the DeePoon M2 VR headset is $619 which is in the range of Oculus Rift ($599) and HTC Vive ($799), but there is no need to purchase a powerful PC rig to enjoy amazing virtual reality games. The official ARM community website describes:
Latency is the biggest issue in VR experience. This is caused by a disparity between what your eyes sees and what brain perceives. The mismatch causes dizziness and nausea.
It solves the issue differently by allowing the GPU to render directly to front buffer. It bypasses the additional off-screen buffers which are used in the mostly existing graphics rendering. Mali GPU reduces the number of interactions.
This keeps the latency low in the range of 20ms which the best industry standards.
The virtual reality company DeePoon is located in Shanghai and it has also a content distribution platform 3Dbobo . The company claims to have more than 1.5 million users.