LG revealed its high-end tethered Virtual Reality Headset at the Game Developer Conference early this year. The company didn’t say what the headset would be called once it got out of the prototype stage and was actually made available to customers. The prototype was referred to as the LG VR HMD or head mounted display. A trademark filing has now been discovered which might reveal what this headset is actually going to be called.
LG has filed a new trademark application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for the term “LG UltraGear.” The description reveals that this trademark is being sought for a “Head-mounted holographic displays; Virtual Reality headsets.”
LG’s new virtual reality headset will be tethered, meaning that it’s going to require a PC to function, much like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. The headset is going to leverage the SteamVR tracking technology from Valve.
The prototype’s specifications included two 3.65 inch OLED display with 1440×1280 pixel resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The resolution will be higher than what you get with the Vive and the Rift. However, whether or not the figures will remain the same for the consumer version remains to be seen.