Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset announced for $499

Samsung has joined the Windows Mixed Reality headset bandwagon, by launching its mixed reality headset called Odyssey, joining the likes of HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asus. However, Odyssey is expensive and offers improved features, when compared to other mixed reality headsets.

Like other Windows Mixed Reality head, Samsung Odyssey features screen refresh rates up to 90hz, built-in six degree of freedom inside-out position tracking and support for Microsoft's standard motion controllers. It will also have to be plugged into Windows 10 PC running Fall Creators update, which will roll out October 17.

However, while other Windows Mixed Reality headsets sport dual 1440 x 1440 pixel LCD displays, the Odyssey has two 3.5-inch 1440 x 1600 pixel AMOLED screen. This translates into a combined resolution of 2880 x 1660 pixels, making it the highest resolution display. And thanks to the use of AMOLED screen the display will deliver more vibrant colors and deeper black to provide crisper and more lifelike image.

The headset also offer slightly better 100 degree field of view, compared to 105 degree FOV promised by Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP. It also comes with 360-degree Spatial Sound, which will be delivered via the built-in AKG headphones. There's also a built-in mic for voice commands. The headset weighs 645g.

The Samsung Odyssey is priced at $499 and is now up for pre-order from the Microsoft Store, while shipping will begin in November. 

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Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset announced for $499 Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset announced for $499 Reviewed by Kaiser on 10/04/2017 03:21:00 PM
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