We first saw renders of the Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset last week. The renders revealed that this Windows Mixed Reality headset featured integrated AKG headphones. No further information was available at that point in time about this product.
It was expected that the headset would be unveiled on October 2. That’s because Microsoft had a Windows Mixed Reality event scheduled for today. Sure enough, Samsung today announced its Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset.
Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Since this is a Windows Mixed Reality headset, users will require a compatible Windows 10-powered PC for the headset to function. While similar headsets from other manufacturers have LCD panels, Samsung’s headset has OLED panels with a combined resolution of 2880×1600. The resolution is much higher than the 1440×1440 resolution found in other Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
There’s an up to 110-degree field of view and refresh rate of up to 90Hz. The headset has integrated AKG headphones and dual array mics. It ships with motion controllers that offer complete freedom of movement. The controllers feature haptic feedback, thumbsticks and button control for easy navigation.
Just in case you were wondering, no, your Samsung flagship smartphone isn’t compatible with the headset. This is the first headset from Samsung that has not been built in partnership with Facebook-owned Oculus.
The Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset will be available for pre-order later today. Samsung has priced it at $499. The headset is going to be released on November 6 in the United States, China, Korea, Brazil and Hong Kong.