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Samsung HMD Odyssey+: Windows mixed reality headset announced

Samsung has announced their new Windows Mixed Reality headset, HMD Odyssey+, with advanced display technology that delivers an improved and more immersive experience.

The Samsung HMD Odyssey+ features a dual 3.5-inch AMOLED display with a combined resolution of 2880 x 1600 (1440 x 1600 per eye). AKG’s audio technology has also been integrated into the headset that supports 360-degree spatial sound and comes with built-in volume controls.

The headset only weighs 1.3 pounds and has a wider eye box. It also has built-in Bluetooth, inside-out position tracking features and also comes with pre-paired controllers to start playing out-of-the-box using a compatible PC.

The HMD Odyssey+ will be available in the US starting October 22, 2018, at the Microsoft Store and Samsung.com. It will also be available in Korea, China, Hong Kong and Brazil soon.

“Samsung strives to develop meaningful innovations that deliver unique experiences to all consumers,” said YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung HMD Odyssey+: Windows mixed reality headset announced

In some displays, the fine lines separating pixels can become visible that at times can cause nausea, but the new Samsung HMD Odyssey+ makes sure that doesn’t happen with its Anti-screen door effect (Anti-SDE) AMOLED display.

This is done by diffusing light coming from each pixel and replicating the image to areas around each pixel, so that the spaces between those pixels are not visible.

The Samsung HMD Odyssey+ also features precision 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) that helps detect every move and distance travelled within the MR world. This also ensures that the gameplay is seamless and reduces dizziness or nausea from in-game movements.

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“With industry-leading display technology and an enhanced, premium design, the new Samsung HMD Odyssey+ offers new levels of immersion, improving upon its already brilliant display resolution for a consumer immersive headset.”

The headset also offers you customisable fitting as the display position, inter-pupillary distance (IPD) and the headband, all are easily adjustable. The face padding also comes with a breathable anti-fog material, which ensures that the eye box doesn’t mist up.

Samsung HMD Odyssey+ specs

Samsung HMD Odyssey+: Windows mixed reality headset announced

  • Platform: Windows MR, Steam VR support
  • Display: Dual 3.5in AMOLED, Anti-SDE
  • Resolution: 2880 X 1,600 (1,440 X 1,600 per eye)
  • Frequency: 60Hz, 90Hz
  • Field of View: 110o
  • Sensors: 2 Windows MR Cameras, IPD Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity
  • Tracking: 6DOF, Inside-out; 170o
  • Connectivity: HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0
  • Audio: AKG Premium Audio
  • Microphone: Dual Array Mic
  • IPD adjustment: Yes
  • Convenience: Adjustable Headband
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs

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