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Samsung joins Microsoft’s VR parade with its new high-end headset for Windows 10


Microsoft is on the point of release the following primary replace to Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, on October 17. Part of this replace comprises complete beef up for Windows Mixed Reality, the corporate’s identify for the continuum between augmented truth and entire digital truth. After lining up beef up and headsets from companions like Acer, Dell HP and Lenovo, Microsoft additionally nowadays introduced that Samsung is bringing a digital truth headset for room-scale VR to its platform.

Microsoft made this announcement at a small press match in San Francisco nowadays.

The Samsung HMD Odyssey will characteristic complete beef up for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform and have two AMOLED presentations, inside-out monitoring, a integrated microphone (for Cortana beef up) and the standard Windows motions controllers. The presentations will be offering a 110-degree box of view, which is on par with the Oculus Rift. What does set the Odyssey aside, although, is its per-eye solution of 1440×1600 for the 2 three.five″ presentations with a 90Hz refresh fee, which is considerably upper than that of rival headsets.

One different attention-grabbing characteristic this is that Samsung has partnered with the Austrian headphone and microphone producer AKG to provide integrated headphones.

“When we began designing and engineering the Samsung HMD Odyssey with Microsoft, there was only one goal in mind, create a high performing headset that’s easy to set up and can transport people to the incredible world of virtual reality,” writes Samsung Electronics America VP and General Manager Alanna Cotton nowadays. “Samsung is committed to working across platforms to build cutting-edge technology, and we’re excited to partner with Microsoft to shape the future of virtual reality.”

Given its specifications, that is obviously a top rate headset — and somewhat most probably the nicest one within the present Mixed Reality lineup. It’ll promote at a top rate value, too, although. The complete set with headset and movement controllers will price $499 and can send November 6, with pre-orders beginning nowadays. That’s the similar value as an Oculus Rift.

It’s additionally value noting that Samsung goes its personal approach right here. Most of the opposite Mixed Reality headsets are going with Microsoft’s reference specifications and LCD displays, which don’t refresh somewhat as rapid because the AMOLED presentations that Samsung is the usage of right here. The integrated headphones also are distinctive to Samsung’s headset.

Here is the present set of headsets you’ll be expecting to peer in retail outlets this autumn:

  • Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset
  • Dell Visor
  • HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset
  • Lenovo Explorer
  • Samsung HMD Odyssey

Pre-orders for this primary slate of Mixed Reality headsets begins nowadays.

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