Samsung reportedly working on higher-end 'Odyssey' VR headset

Samsung's purported 'Odyssey' VR headset could directly compete against the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Jul 22 2016 5:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Samsung has been working with Oculus very closely since the early DK1/DK2 days on VR HMD technology, with Oculus contributing to Samsung's own GearVR platform. But now, there's news that Samsung is working on a higher-end VR headset that could compete directly against the Rift.

Samsung reportedly working on higher-end 'Odyssey' VR headset | TweakTown.com

Samsung is reportedly working on a higher-end VR headset called 'Odyssey' with it being spotted in Korean trademark filings, but unlike the Rift and HTC Vive, it won't need a PC to run. It would work on its own, which makes it quite an interesting device indeed.

The trademark filings were discovered by GalaxyClub, with listings for VR games and glasses. There's nothing else known, so we can't tell you much more. But if Samsung doesn't need a PC to run it, are we looking at Odyssey using a Galaxy smartphone of some kind? Or will Samsung jump right into the VR game with its own device that doesn't require a smartphone and runs completely independent? Because if so, that could really change the game - having a company as large as Samsung release a standalone high-end VR headset, would do an Apple and change everything.

NEWS SOURCE:kitguru.net

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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