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Samsung Odyssey VR headset offers Oculus-like experience

Samsung's new Odyssey headset has a premium price tag, but it looks like it could be worth it
By: Anthony Garreffa | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Oct 5, 2017 2:37 am

Samsung has been working closely with Oculus on its GearVR mobile headsets, but now the company has finally unveiled its new Odyssey headset, a premium VR experience for $499.




The new Samsung Odyssey VR headset is part of Microsoft's new mixed reality headsets, with some of the highest-resolution VR and current-gen OLED panels inside offering "one of the more pleasant VR experiences" one of Mashable's editors has ever experienced.




Samsung's new Odyssey headset rocks a 2880 x 1600 display, which is a higher-res unit when you compare it to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with 2160 x 1200 resolutions. Samsung is also using OLED technology will is capable of superior colors, vibrancy, blacks, and is shaper than its LCD-based rivals.


Samsung includes built-in headphones with Odyssey, as well as controllers, for $499. It'll be available on October 17.


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