Pico, the VR subsidiary of TikTok owner ByteDance, is preparing to launch a new headset. New filings for a Pico 4 headset passed through the FCC this week, revealing the company's plans to introduce two versions of the headset, which include a “Pico 4 Pro” model.
Both headsets are standalone devices, similar to Meta’s Quest line of wireless devices. The Pro model of the new Pico headset will include face and eye tracking functionality, according to a document included in the filings. The internal code name for the new headset appears to be Phoenix. The product will be running Android Q and make use of a Qualcomm processor.
ByteDance did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
There are few additional details to be learned from the heavily redacted filings, but the new headsets will apparently also launch with a revised controller. Partial device photos show both the controllers and the headset itself will be white, similar to the company’s existing Pico 3 Neo line of devices.
ByteDance acquired Pico a year ago. Prior to that, the VR startup was primarily focused on the enterprise market. More recently, ByteDance has been signaling its intentions to compete more directly with Meta and its Quest line. Pico began selling its current Neo 3 Link headset to consumers in Europe this spring.The company also has been on a hiring spree in the U.S., where it has been building out a content unit called Pico Studios, as Protocol was first to report last month.