Samsung today announced its version of its Windows Mixed Reality headset, a premium headset on Microsoft’s basic specs that will be named Odyssey. The new Samsung headset raises the resolution by eye with 1440 × 1600 OLED panel for each (1440 × 1440 in the original), greatly improving the image quality thanks to the goodness of the OLED panel in terms of heat and light, and by the addition of more resolution for each eye, not to mention the null ghosting of these panels.
The field of vision of this headset will rise to 110 degrees against 95 degrees of headset based on official specifications. In addition, the sound will also improve with the addition of new AKG headphones that far outweigh the other solutions. That will allow adjustments of volume levels from the bottom of them.
The Samsung Odyssey headset has already started its booking campaign. And will be available from October 6 in stores for $ 499 including motion controls.
One of the important points is that, in order to make use of Mixed Reality. Also, we will need a compatible computer. And, mainly, a few glasses and controls developed for this technology. Several manufacturers are involved in the project, but Samsung is the one who releases the premium version of these glasses.
Samsung Mixed Reality Odyssey hardware expertise
It is not surprising that during the presentation of Windows Mixed Reality, more attention was paid to Samsung than the other manufacturers since the Korean has demonstrated its experience in screens and other hardware, which has implemented in their glasses.
The device is named Samsung Odyssey, and has the following features:
- Resolution: 2880 x 1600
- Display: AMOLED
- Refresh Rate: Up to 90 Hz
- Field of View: Up to 110 °
- Headphones and dual-matrix microphones
It should be noted that the angle of vision of your glasses is 20 degrees more than those of the competition. That provides a better experience in its use. Another important feature is the implementation of an AMOLED screen, offering deeper blacks and more vivid colors, just like we have seen on Android phones.
For your use, your computer must be able to run Windows Mixed Reality, which you can check through the official Microsoft application.
In any case, the minimum requirements are:
- Intel Mobile Core i5 (for example, 7200U) dual-core Hyperthreading with equivalent
- Intel® HD 620 (GT2) HD graphics equivalent to or higher than the integrated DX12 API compatible GPU
- An 8GB + dual channel for integrated graphics is required
- HDMI 1.4 with 2880 × 1440 @ 60 Hz HDMI 2.0 or DP 1.3+ with 2880 × 1440 @ 90 Hz
- 100GB + SSD (Preferred) / HDD
- USB 3.0 Type A or USB 3.1 Type C with DisplayPort Alternate Mode
- Bluetooth 4.0 for accessories
The Samsung Odyssey are sold together with the virtual reality controls at a price of $ 499 and can now be booked from the Microsoft website. Its cost is slightly higher than other products like the Lenovo Explorer , whose price starts at $ 349.99 and rises to 449.99 if you add the controls.