Microsoft has enlisted one of the world’s largest consumer electronics makers, Samsung, as it works to crack the emerging virtual-reality market. Samsung has been working with Oculus to promote its monkey version of the VR device Gear VR must use the cover of World mobile phone as a display component. Samsung has revealed their new virtual reality headset, the Samsung Odyssey, which is considered to stand out from the range of Windows VR headsets.
The Samsung Odyssey VR Headset is made for use with Windows 10 and uses OLED display panels, similar to PlayStation VR. After a recent leak the headset has been officially revealed, with motion controllers in a bundle worth $500, comes with AKG headphones and array microphone shipping from November 6, 2017.
One of the things that make the Odyssey headset stand out from the other Microsoft mixed reality headset partners is its resolution of 2880 x 1600, compared to 2880 x 1440 on other competing devices.
Other Microsoft mixed reality headsets use impulse backlighting on LCD screens, targeting scenarios for immersive headsets specifically. Therefore the Samsung Odyssey provides a different experience because of the Samsung OLED screens being used in the device. Whether or not this is a better user experience is hard to say until the device is in the hands of customers and product reviewers.
The Samsung Odyssey is said to boast a field of view of 110 degrees, higher than the most common number in VR currently which is 95 degrees. A wider field of view will help users see more without the need to move their head as much, providing a more consistent experience for those using the headsets.
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The good news for those looking for the best bang for their buck is that even the less expensive Windows VR headsets have a few worthwhile considerations next to the Samsung Odyssey.