Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).”

Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300

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Samsung Odyssey+ is the company’s latest VR headset, and while it launched just a few weeks ago for $500, the Korean tech giant is throwing it on sale this Black Friday at a 40% discount. The post Holiday Deal Brings New Samsung Odyssey+ to Just $300 appeared first on Road to VR.

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 Windows VR Headset Now Available – Everything You Need to Know

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The Samsung Odyssey, the company’s first PC VR headset, is available starting today in several countries, sold via Samsung and Microsoft stores. Samsung Odyssey Specs and Minimum Requirements. Image courtesy Samsung. Image courtesy Samsung.

Samsung Odyssey+ Is Just $299 This Week – 40% Off Sale

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Samsung is offering an incredible deal this week — its Odyssey+ PC VR headset is just $299. Odyssey+ is the refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in 2017. Samsung Odyssey+ odyssey VR sales Windows MR

Leak Suggests Samsung is Building a Windows VR Headset

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There wasn’t any mention of Samsung getting into the Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ program when it was announced last year, which saw OEMs like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo tapped to create VR headsets around the same reference design.

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.

Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers

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Microsoft and Samsung formally announced the Odyssey Windows VR headset today, positioning it as the “premium” option among the Windows VR headsets, with a range of features not found on the other headsets, and the top price point. Image courtesy Samsung.

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 Funds Episodic VR Videos, Filmmakers Use Company’s $10K ‘Round 360’ Camera

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Samsung today launched ‘Pilot Season’, a new initiative aimed at putting original episodic VR video content into the Samsung VR Video service. Costing over $10K, the Samsung Round 360 boasts high-quality 3D 360-degree video captured via its 17-lens array.

Samsung Odyssey+ Windows VR Headset Revealed with “Anti-SDE” Display

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Back in August we uncovered what appeared to be an updated version of Samsung’s Odyssey Windows VR headset. Now a listing on Samsung’s official website confirms the Odyssey+ and its price, suggesting that a launch is soon at hand. Image courtesy Samsung.

Get Samsung Odyssey+ For Just $299 Starting Today – 40% Off Black Friday Sale

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Samsung is offering an incredible early Black Friday deal starting today — its Odyssey+ high end PC VR headset for just $299. The Odyssey+ is a new refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in November of last year.

Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’

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Taeyong Kim, VP of Samsung Electronics and Head of Graphics R&D, took the stage last month at the company’s annual developer conference to talk a little bit about the future of VR for the company.

Samsung Files Patent For 180 Degree VR Headset With Curved OLED Displays

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Samsung filed a patent application for a VR headset with a field of view of at least 180 degrees. But if Samsung did decide to go forwards with this design, they could leverage their competitive advantage as the world’s largest small OLED panel manufacturer. Samsung Galaxy smartphones already incorporate curved OLED technology. In an October interview with Lowyat.NET , the CEO of Samsung Electronics confirmed that the company was heavily looking in to both VR and AR.

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 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 Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included

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Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced the brand-new Gear VR with Controller, with 70 titles coming soon. The post Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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Samsung Electronics has recently signed a partnership with Korean VR studio FNI and Gangnam Severance Hospital, one of South Korea’s largest hospitals, to develop VR-based mental health diagnosis programs for Samsung Gear VR.

Samsung Introduces Pro-focused ‘360 Round’ Camera for 4K 3D Livestreaming

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Announced at the Samsung Developer conference last week, the 360 Round is the company’s new camera for creating and streaming 4K 3D content. One-step stitching and control software, provided by Samsung, allows for 3D 360 livestreaming up to a claimed 4,096 × 2,048 at 30 FPS per eye.

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 Reportedly Developing Their Own Wireless AR/VR Headset

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It appears as though the hybrid headset market is shaping up to be the latest trend in immersive entertainment as it’s now being reported that Samsung may be in the process of developing their own AR/VR headset similar to that of Apple’s recently announced device. Photo of Samsung Odyssey.

Samsung Announces New Gear 360 with 4K Capture and 2K Livestreaming

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Announced today at Samsung Unpacked was a new version of the Gear 360, the company’s 360 camera. Last year’s model shot at a max resolution of 3840 x 1920 at 30 fps, didn’t include livestreaming, and only connected to a a number of select Samsung handsets.

The Best Samsung Odyssey Deal for Black Friday 2017

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We’re keeping tabs on the best Samsung Odyssey deals during Black Friday 2017 through Cyber Monday as they come in. Samsung HMD Odyssey Deal Baseline. The Best Samsung VR Headset Black Friday Deal. Image courtesy Samsung. Other Samsung Odyssey Deals to Consider.

Patent Reveals What Could Be Samsung’s Next Gear 360 Camera

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Samsung might already gearing up for its next iteration of Gear 360, the company’s 360 camera introduced back in 2016 and then refreshed in 2017 with a new hand-held design. Is Samsung targeting ‘less serious’ consumers as a result?

Samsung’s New VR Display Has Nearly 3.5x More Pixels Than Rift & Vive

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At last week’s Display Week 2017 conference, Samsung showed off a new ultra-high resolution display for VR headsets that more than triples the pixel count of the displays in the Oculus Rift and Vive. From a raw pixel-count standpoint, Samsung’s new VR display has 3.4

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.

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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Continuing to push its established mobile VR business—recently revealing its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones support and an updated Gear VR with controller —Samsung has again confirmed it has more powerful VR hardware up its sleeve.

Samsung’s In-house Incubator to Showcase New VR/AR Experiments at MWC

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Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 may not make its big entrance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week, the company will however be presenting a few new VR/AR projects coming direct from their in-house incubator Creative Lab (C-Lab).

Samsung Odyssey+ Side-by-side Shows Subtle Redesign, Hopeful Ergonomic Improvements

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The standout feature for Samsung’s new Odyssey+ headset is its so-called “anti-SDE” display, but beyond that it appears that the headset has actually seen minor adjustments in a handful of areas. SEE ALSO Samsung Odyssey on Sale for $350 in Light of Odyssey+ Launch.

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.

Original Samsung Odyssey Down to $350 As Odyssey+ Supposedly Launches

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Yesterday we reported that Samsung had finally revealed its long-rumored Samsung Odyssey+ , an upgraded version of its Windows VR headset. Or at least Samsung says it is. Apparently it’s available via both Samsung’s online store and the Microsoft store. Odyssey+ will also be coming to Korea, China, Hong Kong and Brazil at a later date, though once again Samsung isn’t listing Europe for release. The Samsung Odyssey++, perhaps?

Samsung Livestream Tomorrow May Contain Surprise VR Announcement

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Samsung: New Gear VR and Controller Launching April 21st for $129

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On stage today at Samsung’s Unpacked Event in New York, the new Gear VR with motion controller finally got a launch date and price. Pre-orders for the new Gear VR and Controller combo, as well as separate Controllers, will be available on the Samsung website.

Samsung Adding Key Features To Its VR Internet Browser

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New Samsung Gear 360 Camera Coming Soon

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Is this the new Samsung Gear 360? We are two weeks out from Samsung’s March 29th Unpacked event where the company is expected to launch their new Galaxy S8 mobile device. Image Credit: VRScout & Samsung. News 360 Video Gear 360 Samsung

Here’s a Look Inside Both Samsung & JDI’s High Pixel Density VR Panels

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UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton was on the scene, and managed to get a pretty good capture of both Samsung’s and JDI’s panels with his iPhone 8 camera. As opposed to Samsung’s display, attendees were treated to a moving scene.

Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller

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Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced a brand-new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, and revealed the Gear VR Controller that lets you interact with VR games and experiences. The post Samsung Reveals New Gear VR With Controller appeared first on VRScout.