Samsung’s Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset has been listed by Microsoft

Samsung's Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset has been listed by Microsoft

Samsung’s Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset has been listed by Microsoft

 
Samsung’s Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset was temporarily listed on the Microsoft store, revealing the device’s specifications, pricing and release date. 
 
This Windows 10 “Mixed Reality” VR headset will come with a price of $499 (same as the Oculus Rift+Touch), making it the most expensive Windows Mixed Reality headset on the market, though the increase in this device’s specification may be enough to justify its high cost. 
 
The release date for this device has been listed as November 7th, which is almost a month after the official launch of competing Windows Mixed Reality headsets on October 17th. 
 
What sets this headset apart from other Windows 10 Mixed reality headsets is its increased display resolution, which comes in as 1440×1600 per eye rather than 1440×1440 per eye and the fact that Samsung uses an OLED display rather than a standard LCD. 

  
This increase in resolution gives Samsung a higher field of view than other Windows 10 mixed reality headsets, coming with a 110-degree field of view rather than a 105-degree field of view. At this time it is unknown how much Samsung’s OLED displays will impact the visuals of VR games and apps. 

 

Samsung's Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset has been listed by Microsoft

 

Samsung is also said to have integrated microphones into the VR headset itself as well as a built-in AKG audio solution, which means that users will not need to use headphones alongside this device. 

Microsoft has delisted Samsung’s VR headset for the time being, though a link is available here to view. It is expected that this headset will be officially revealed tonight at Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Event in San Francisco. 

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