Samsung partners with Microsoft

To deliver mixed reality experience.

Samsung Electronics, in partnership with Microsoft, has announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey – the most immersive Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset in the market. It is quick and easy to set up and delivers a premium virtual reality experience, with superior picture quality and the highest resolution display.

Samsung Electronics Australia director of IT and mobile, Garry McGregor said, “We are pleased to announce the innovative new Samsung HMD Odyssey, an easy-to-use and incredibly immersive Windows Mixed Reality headset that delivers outstanding virtual reality experiences.

“We are assessing the market to determine when the Samsung HMD Odyssey will be made available in Australia and will announce further details closer to launch.”

With dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays, the Samsung HMD Odyssey delivers more vibrant colours, and deeper blacks, providing crisper, more lifelike images. The 110-degree field of view allows users to discover paramount virtual experiences around them.

It comes with 360 degree Spatial Sound, providing users with complete surround sound, through premium built-in AKG headphones. Users can also talk with other gamers, without having to remove the headset, using the fitted array mic.

 

Unlike other head-mounted displays, users do not need to install any extra motion sensors. They can simply connect to a PC and get started. With inside-out position tracking, users are not restricted to a limited space during their virtual reality experience.

For a more immersive experience, Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with a Six Degrees of Freedom (6 DOF) sensor for intuitive and natural movements, and also features an adjustable control wheel.

Microsoft technical fellow, Alex Kipman said, “We are excited to welcome the Samsung HMD Odyssey to the Windows Mixed Reality family of devices. This is an incredible product and another important step for the mixed reality journey we are on at Microsoft. With the Samsung HMD Odyssey, the team at Samsung has developed a Windows Mixed Reality headset that will delight our fans looking to immersive themselves in the world of mixed reality this holiday.”

The Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with integrated AKG headphones and array mics for voice commands, as well as two motion controllers. The Samsung HMD Odyssey will be available later this year in the US, China, Korea, Brazil and Hong Kong.

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