Samsung, in collaboration with Microsoft, has finally debuted its first Windows Mixed Reality. It is called the Samsung HMD Odyssey. The headset offers an immersive mixed reality experience and can run only on compatible Windows 10 powered system. The HMD Odyssey will be available for pre-orders starting today.
The Samsung HMD Odyssey uses dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays which are capable of reproducing vibrant color with deeper blacks. Most other mixed reality headset uses LCD panels. The two AMOLED panels on the Samsung headset offer a combined resolution of 2,880 x 1,600p. Furthermore, the HMD Odyssey offers 110-degree wide field of view. The refresh rate is marked at 90Hz.
Samsung has also collaborated with AKG for building its mixed reality headset. The HMD Odyssey uses an integrated AKD headphone with dual array mics. The headphone supports 360-degree spatial sound support to provide an enhanced listening experience to users. Additionally, the array mic comes in handy while communicating among gamers during gameplay. The Samsung HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset comes equipped with motion controllers within the box pack. The controller responds to haptic feedback, thumbsticks, and buttons. For those wondering, this headset wouldn’t be working on any of Samsung’s Android smartphones; rather it supports Windows 10 powered systems.
Samsung HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset Price and Availability
The Samsung HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset is priced at $499. The headset will be initially launched in the USA, with shipping starting from November 6. Samsung plans to bring the headset to China. Korea. Brazil and Hong Kong later this year. It would be interesting to see whether Samsung’s brings the headset to India. Windows Mixed reality headset market is still in its nascent stages. Previously we have seen Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Asus venture into space with their own take on mixed reality headset. Among them, the Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset is the cheapest at $300.