After seeing the sample exposed, we knew that the first VR viewers with Rockchip RK3399 SoC would have wasted no time in reaching the market. And there we were wrong: at the Hong Kong fair, Pipo showed his first helmet-viewer with the new top-of-range processor of the Chinese chip maker and we have seen live. His name is Pipo V5 and is a device all-in-one and able to function without the help of a smartphone without being connected to a powerful PC, it integrates into itself everything it needs to bring the user into a new “virtual dimension”, free to move without suspended cables and wires.

Pipo V5 VR precisely integrates the new processor Rockchip RK3399 using all the potential of this SoC. For the uninitiated, in fact, the new chip is a hexa-core two cores ARM Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 cores . It features graphic Mali-T864MP4 supports playback of 4K video with HEVC compression, H.264 and VP9, ​​an HDMI 2.0, dual-channel memories and more efficient LPDDR3 fast, up to two doors USB Type-C and Gigabit Ethernet. In essence, while being a low-cost viewer, promises very high performance probably not as much as those of an HTC Lives (which uses a PC with powerful GPU, starting from the GeForce GTX 970) but such as to ensure satisfying experience of virtual reality and complete.

The viewer is virtually identical to the prototypes exhibited by Rockchip – with a white frame and inserts blacks – and even hardware equipment and kit interfaces remembers them very much. Pipo V5 integrates a VR 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels), 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM with a door USB Type-C a USB, a microSD card reader to expand your storage and an audio jack. There will be the usual sensors like accelerometer and gyroscope.

The display, however, there is room for the power button and back, for a wheel to adjust the eye distance and the focus and – on the right side – for a trackpad is touched to interact with the ‘graphic interface.


Pipo V5 is a product that is already completed and will be the first viewer all-in-one with Rockchip RK3399 SoC to reach the market. According to what is revealed by the Chinese, Pipo V5 will enter the market from November at a price of $ 199.

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