Samsung Odyssey, the upcoming Windows VR headset, was announced just two days ago. Here is what the IT giant is proposing with this new device, when it comes to features and price.
First, you have to know that, if you decide that Samsung Odyssey is for you, you will have to wait about a month to get your hands on it. The VR headset will be available for purchase starting November 6, which gives you enough time to save the money for it.
But before talking about the price, let’s see what it can do.
Samsung Odyssey is a Windows Mixed Reality headset compatible with Microsoft’s wireless virtual reality controllers and apps found in the Windows Store (you can pick from more than 20,000 apps).
The headset features the ultra-performant AMOLED screens and built-in headphones produced by Samsung’s partner AKG.
The technology behind AMOLED is responsible for the deeper blacks, which creates a more realistic virtual space. This feature places Samsung Odyssey above its competitors – Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo – when it comes to image quality.
Moreover, this VR headset has better resolution. While all the other VR headsets come with a 1,440×1,440 pixels per eye resolution, Odyssey has a resolution of 2880 x 1600.
The inside-out tracking built into the headset allows it to deliver precise movement fidelity, while spatial audio enables hearing sounds from specific locations, just like in real life.
The VR headset also has a refresh rate of up to 90Hz and a field of view of up to 100 degrees.
Odyssey’s controllers have a more ergonomic design.
As expected, with newer technology and better design comes a spicier price. The Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset with Motion Controllers costs $499. It is available for preorder here.