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Samsung's secret VR headset: 1440p @ 90Hz or 4K @ 75Hz

Samsung's prototype standalone VR headset teased as Exynos VR III
By: Anthony Garreffa | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Jul 4, 2017 5:43 am

We know that Samsung is working on its own standalone VR headset, but now VR eye-tracking company Visual Camp, has teased Samsung's secret new standalone VR headset prototype called Exynos VR III.




Samsung's purported Exynos VR III headset is powered by a 10nm SoC with Mali G71 graphics, and can power dual "WQHD+" displays (2560x1440 or so) at 90Hz, or a single 4K panel at 75Hz. Samsung's secret new VR headset sports gaze tracking, as well as hand tracking and facial expression recognition. With enough sensors, Samsung could have inside-out motion tracking which is the bleeding edge for new mobile VR headsets.




What exactly does the gaze tracking do, you ask? Well, Samsung's new headset - and I'm sure Qualcomm and others are working on similar tech, is actually foveated rendering. This means that with gaze tracking, the headset will push rendering power to where your eyes are focused. You can see in the image above, the gaze point is to the upper right - so why should the headset render everything to the left and under it in 100% quality... that's not how your eyes work, so rendering power saved is a huge win.


Samsung could really change up the standalone VR headset game with a release like this, especially if Apple and Qualcomm are working on similar products. The mobile VR space is only going to explode after this.


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