Samsung Mobile VR Reference Headset Revealed With Eye-tracking

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Not to be left out of the reference design fun (with Intel, Qualcomm, and more already offering headset blueprints for others to build upon), Samsung has revealed its VR headset reference design.

Samsung Reveals 4K ExynosVR Standalone Reference Design With Eye-Tracking

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All-in-one VR headsets are set to become a reality by the end of the year, and Samsung has finally revealed its take on the concept. The company showcased its new standalone reference design, the ExynosVR III , at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai last week. The reference design looks like it’s armed with cameras on the front, likely used for inside-out positional tracking. This Korean company confirmed it is implementing eye-tracking into the reference design.

Qualcomm’s 845 VRDK Reference Headset Boasts Eye-tracking, High Res, & High Framerate

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Qualcomm today revealed a new ‘VRDK’ standalone reference headset based on their Snapdragon 845 chip. The reference design—which serves as a blueprint for Qualcomm customers who may want to build their own VR headsets based on the design—boasts an impressive set of specifications.

Qualcomm Reveals Reference Design For Eye-Tracked Standalone VR Headset

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Qualcomm’s New VR Headset Could the Reference Platform We’ve Been Waiting For

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Now Qualcomm , a leading semiconductor company which regularly releases smartphone ‘reference’ platforms from which companies build their products, aims to fill that gap in the mobile VR space.

Samsung Announces Improved HMD Odyssey Plus

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The latest edition of Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset promises better visuals and a more comfortable fit. For assistance interacting with the real-world while in headset, Samsung has turned the Odyssey Plus controllers into mixed reality flashlights of sorts. Image Credit: Samsung.

Samsung Odyssey is the Premium Windows VR Headset with Leading Specs, Integrated Audio

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Last week images of the Samsung Odyssey Windows VR headset leaked online, and although they seemed plenty legit, a new leak from Microsoft’s own website confirms the existence of the device and offers new details of this premium headset.

New Samsung Odyssey+ Headset Revealed in FCC Documents

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Samsung appears to be developing a followup to its Odyssey VR headset which launched late last year. A ‘Samsung HMD Odyssey+’ sporting a new model number has appeared in FCC documentation, suggesting that the device is nearing a launch-ready state.

Samsung “Anti SDE” Trademark Suggests New VR Display Tech Coming to Market

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Samsung filed an interesting trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office recently which suggests the company is working on a new AMOLED display for VR that specifically addresses the screen door effect (SDE).

Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets

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Samsung confirms 5+ million Gear VR headsets are now in use worldwide, announced at their CES 2017 keynote. The full Samsung press conference can be watched here. The post Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung Is Working on a VR-AR Hybrid Headset, Already Tested ‘Prototype’

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With the Gear VR’s launch in 2015, Samsung were technically the first company to release a modern-age consumer VR headset, and Gear VR is still the most owned VR headset on the market. Over the past year, there have been multiple hints from Samsung that their next step may be a standalone VR headset with AR capabilities- a “hybrid” so to speak. The Odyssey may be a stepping stone to a fully standalone Samsung VR headset.

5 Windows VR Headsets Now Available for Pre-Order Including Samsung Odyssey

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Since Microsoft provided its list of OEMs the same reference design, all of the available headsets except Samsung Odyssey follow the basic specs below. Samsung HMD Odyssey. Samsung HMD Odyssey Pre-order.

Report: Samsung Working On Wireless AR/VR Headset With Microsoft

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It sounds like Samsung is working on a new headset that will utilize both virtual and augmented reality technology. That is according to the Korea Times , which cites a Samsung official familiar with the company’s plans. Last year, Samsung released the Odyssey PC VR headset under Microsoft’s Windows-based ‘mixed reality’ banner, which was easily the best of the five headsets featured in that line. Tagged with: samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Samsung’s $500 Odyssey VR Headset Comes With OLED Displays

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Samsung, in partnership with Microsoft, today announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey —a Windows VR headset expected to have some impressive specs. According to Samsung, the Odyssey VR headset rocks dual 3.5-inch OLED displays and a 110-degree field of view.

Samsung hints at a future mixed reality headset (and at unsolvable problems for Gear VR)

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When in 2015 I had my first Samsung Gear VR, I was amazed: finally, I could enjoy high-quality tether-less virtual reality. LYN: We noticed that Samsung hasn’t mentioned or highlighted virtual reality since the Galaxy S9 launch. Is Samsung no longer interested in VR anymore?

Samsung Trademarks ‘Anti-Screen Door Effect’ AMOLED Display

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A recent trademark filing from Samsung suggests the company may be ready to introduce an even better VR display. Dutch site Galaxy Club recently discovered a European trademark filing from the company for an ‘Anti SDE AMOLED’ While the documents don’t make it explicitly clear, it’s very likely that ‘SDE’ refers to screen door effect, which describes the visible distance between pixels on a display fitted to a VR headset.

Samsung Trademarks ‘Perfect Reality’, ‘Odyssey Z’ Ahead Of Note 9 Reveal

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It’s that time of year again; Samsung is getting ready to reveal its next enlarged smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, at an Unpacked event on August 9th. Though Samsung has a (very good) Windows VR headset named the Odyssey, the company also revealed the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z earlier this year, and this trademark almost certainly refers to its European release. Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News samsung

Monitorless Is A Samsung AR Headset That Lets You Use PCs Without A Screen

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That future is a while off, though, and Samsung’s Monitorless looks like an intriguing stopgap. Samsung claims the glasses also have VR functionality. Samsung has additional projects it is planning to show at MWC. Tagged with: ar , Monitorless , samsung , VR.

Everything You Need to Know About Samsung Gear VR Phone Compatibility

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The Samsung Gear VR headset is a collaboration between Samsung and Oculus, and is one of the best mobile VR headsets out there. However, the release of the device has seen several variations over time, each compatible with a different set of Samsung phones.

Qualcomm’s New Mobile Tech Unlocks Impressive Inside-Out Tracking

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We got a chance to test that new focus by going hands on with Qualcomm’s latest reference hardware and find impressive inside-out tracking using just the phone’s onboard sensors. From the front of the headset you could see the reference phone’s rear camera sensors.

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The Best Windows VR Headset Deals for Black Friday 2017

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Windows VR headsets have only been out a few months, and come from a variety of manufacturers including Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung. SEE ALSO The Best Samsung Odyssey Deal for Black Friday 2017.

Review: ‘Please, Don’t Touch Anything’ is a ‘Must Have’ VR Puzzle Game

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and there’s great fun to be had in exploring the game’s infectiously weird pop culture endings, with references from films like Office Space (1999) and War Games (1983) , and games like Papers, Please!

Here’s Every Daydream Ready Smartphone

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Chinese manufacturer Huawei is coming up in the world with a more refined Samsung-esque design ascetic, now offering their flagship Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9 pushing a Hisilicon Kirin 960 built by Huawei’s subsidiary. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Report: New Gear VR Planned For Galaxy S8, Comes With Single Hand Controller

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We won’t see Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone, the unannounced S8 , at Mobile World Congress next week, but it shouldn’t surprise you to hear that, when we do see it, it might well come with a new version of the Gear VR. Samsung Gear VR SM-R324 is coming – same as SM-R323 for S7, but gets different front cover to hold Galaxy S8 – and a single hand controller. Tagged with: Galaxy S8 , gear vr , samsung. samsung VR Industry News Galaxy S8 gear vr

GDC 2018: Rubin: ‘Oculus Is Winning In Every Hardware Category It Has Entered’

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” By ‘winning’, we assume Rubin is referring to sales of the company’s VR headsets, the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Oculus Rift Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News jason rubinOculus’ VP of Content Jason Rubin has come out swinging at the company’s GDC talk today.

What VR Headset Makers (not analysts) Have Actually Said About Sales Expectations

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Samsung – Gear VR. As Samsung abundantly marketed Gear VR as a pre-order giveaway for a number of their smartphones, not all of the headsets out there are directly attributable sales. But I will not be able to give you a number, and I would encourage you guys not to refer that number.

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LUMO Labs Bringing Wireless Full-Body Tracking And Dreamscape Games To VR

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Andy stressed how he believed this is the future of multi-person virtual reality experiences, a platform he referred to as “VR 2.0.” The first universe is being revealed on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.

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‘MetaWorld’ Wants You to Buy Virtual Land for Real Money, and It’s Not Clear Why

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For reference, MetaWorld is planning to cover an area about as large as the island of Malta. HTC Vive Games Mobile VR Games News Oculus Rift Games PSVR Games Samsung Gear VR Games SteamVR Games VR Games altspace vr dedric reid hellow vr metaworld metaworld vr mmo social vr vr mmo

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Oculus Now Lets You Record Abusive Behavior on Go & Gear VR

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This can include information about you, like when they send us an abuse report that refers to or contains video of you. News Oculus Oculus Go Oculus Rift Samsung Gear VR facebook gear vr mark zuckerberg oculus oculus code of conduct oculus go oculus privacyOculus released an update yesterday that brought screen casting to its mobile VR headsets , Oculus Go and Gear VR.

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Editorial: Smartphones Won’t Be Replaced By VR And AR Headsets, Yet

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The best examples of this are the Magic Leap prototypes, Microsoft Hololens and Qualcomm’s VR reference design. Disclosure: My firm, Moor Insights & Strategy, like all research and analyst firms, provides or has provided research, analysis, advising, and/or consulting to many high-tech companies in the industry, including ARM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Peraso, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics cited or related to this article.

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All you need to know about the Vive Cosmos

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You may ask why we should care about this and the reason is that this headset has way too many similarities with the Vive Cosmos , so it is highly probable that the Cosmos is a product based on that reference design, exactly as the Vive Focus was based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR reference design.

‘Tactera’ Review

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We partnered with AVA Direct to create the Exemplar Ultimate , our high-end VR hardware reference point against which we perform our tests and reviews. Feature News Review Samsung Gear VR Games VR Gaming e mcneill real time strategy vr review tactera rts gear vr tactera tactera gear vr

Kopin Reveals “Smallest VR Headset” With 2k x 2k Per Eye Resolution @120Hz

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Display specialists Kopin in partnership with Chinese company GoerTek have announced a new reference VR headset design that it claims is the smallest of its kind integrating the firm’s ‘Lightning’ OLED micro display panels sporting a substantial 2k x 2k resolution.

Windows VR Headsets Seeing Slow But Steady Adoption on Steam

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Most of the headsets (excluding Samsung Odyssey) boast the same basic hardware specs: inside-out optical tracking, dual 1,440 × 1,440 LCD panels, 90Hz refresh, and around a 100 degree field of view.

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Fujitsu is Making a Windows VR Headset Too, Arrival in Japan Expected Late November

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It looks like Fujitsu is adding its name to the list of OEMs producing Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets , which currently include the likes of Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung.

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