Samsung Electronics, in partnership with Microsoft, has announced the launch of its new Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset. Dubbed as Samsung HMD Odyssey, the headset is priced at $499 (approx. Rs 33,000) and it will be available later this year in the US, China, Korea, Brazil and Hong Kong, with pre-orders beginning in the US only on October 3rd.
For the unintended, Mixed reality is basically a blend of real and virtual worlds. It basically combines virtual reality and augmented reality, where users can navigate through both the real and virtual environments at the same time. Coming to the Mixed reality headset, it comes loaded with inside-out position tracking and has a six degrees of Freedom (6 DOF) sensor allowing for intuitive and natural movements.
The headset comes will full support for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform, which joins different headsets from different manufacturers like Lenovo, HP, Dell and more. Coming to some key specifications, the device sports a 3.5-inch dual AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440 x1600 pixels, which delivers a 110-degree field of view. The Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with integrated AKG headphones and array mics for voice commands, as well as two motion controllers. It also supports 360-degree Spatial Sound, which provides a complete surround sound experience.
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The headset comes with different sensors including Accelerometer (6 Axis), Gyrometer (6 Axis), Compass (3 Axis), Proximity Sensor and IPD Sensor. The headset measures 202mm x 131.5mm x 111mm and weighs 645 grams.