A new company has emerged on the virtual reality (VR) scene today as God Head has unveiled their new head-mounted display (HMD) known simply as ‘Neo’. Very few details are currently available on the Neo, though the first images of the device reveal a design not too dissimilar to the original Oculus Rift development kit (aka DK1).
With HMDs, the clues come in the detail. Features such as weight and size matter greatly, but for the Neo these have not yet been revealed. At present, all the information that has been made available to VRFocus concerns the screen resolution. The product is currently slated for 1440×2560 TFT display, according to Chinese parent company All Sun One Corp., however the AMOLED supplier can also supply 2.5K screens. This upgrade is expected to be included in the device next year.
Whether or not this means that the Neo will be available to purchase prior to the end of 2014 has not yet been confirmed, however an early launch will surely give the device an audience that it would most likely struggle to attain when the Oculus Rift consumer HMD launches in 2015. VRFocus has contacted God Head for more details on the Neo HMD and will report back with any further information.
UPDATE: Since the publication of this article a representative of All Sun One Corp. has contacted VRFocus to state that they are in fact a US based company and not Chinese, simply partnering with a Chinese facility for manufacturing of the hardware. VRFocus apologises for this error.
Additionally, further technical details concerning the Neo have been revealed, including that the device will feature LED tracking support. VRFocus will bring you more details on the Neo in the near future.