Published On: Tue, Oct 3rd, 2017

Samsung joins Microsoft’s VR march with the new high-end headset for Windows 10


Microsoft is removing prepared to launch a subsequent vital refurbish to Windows 10, a Fall Creators Update, on Oct 17. Part of this refurbish includes full support for Windows Mixed Reality, a company’s name for a continuum between protracted existence and full practical reality. After backing adult support and headsets from partners like Acer, Dell HP and Lenovo, Microsoft also currently announced that Samsung is bringing a practical existence headset for room-scale VR to a platform.

Microsoft done this proclamation during a tiny press eventuality in San Francisco today.

The Samsung HMD Odyssey will underline full support for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform and underline dual AMOLED displays, inside-out tracking, a built-in microphone (for Cortana support) and a common Windows motions controllers. The displays will offer a 110-degree margin of view, that is on standard with a Oculus Rift. What does set a Odyssey apart, though, is a per-eye fortitude of 1440×1600 for a dual 3.5″ displays with a 90Hz modernise rate, that is significantly aloft than that of opposition headsets.

One other engaging underline here is that Samsung has partnered with a Austrian headphone and microphone manufacturer AKG to offer built-in headphones.

“When we began conceptualizing and engineering a Samsung HMD Odyssey with Microsoft, there was usually one idea in mind, emanate a high behaving headset that’s easy to set adult and can ride people to a implausible universe of practical reality,” writes Samsung Electronics America VP and General Manager Alanna Cotton today. “Samsung is committed to operative opposite platforms to build cutting-edge technology, and we’re vehement to partner with Microsoft to figure a destiny of practical reality.”

Given a specs, this is clearly a reward headset — and utterly expected a nicest one in a stream churned existence lineup. It’ll sell during a reward price, too, though. The full set with headset and suit controllers will cost $499 and will boat Nov 6, with pre-orders starting today. That’s a same cost as an Oculus Rift.

It’s also value observant that Samsung is going a possess approach here. Most of a other churned existence headsets are going with Microsoft’s anxiety specs and LCD screens, that don’t modernise utterly as quick as a AMOLED displays that Samsung is regulating here. The built-in headphones are also singular to Samsung’s headset.

Here is a stream set of headsets we can design to see in stores this fall:

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

Pre-orders for this initial line-up of churned existence headsets starts today.

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