When Microsoft and its technology partners launched the wonderful range of Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets, the last to bed revealed was Samsung’s Odyssey device, topping the range both in price and specifications. Having previously secured its position in the virtual reality (VR) market, it appears that Samsung is developing a new WMR headset according to the FCC filings.
Since the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) has to test the products that emit radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other transmissions, it is quite common that new devices are revealed during this testing process. And this is how the new Samsung Odyssey+ headset is revealed. The details in the filing reveal that the new design comes with a slight redesign of the internal aesthetics with a wider eye box and wider part of the nose, indicating that Samsung is looking forward to making the Odyssey+ much more comfortable than its predecessor. The rest of the specifications are pretty much the same as the first Odyssey, for instance, the resolution is still 1440X1600 per eye and a 110-degree FOV (field of view).
Samsung, however, has included some additional items such as the screen details are OLED with SFS attached, without any clear details on what the acronym stands for. Perhaps, a special lens coating has also been included, for the annoying occasions where the lenses mist up.
Samsung has submitted a Confidentiality Request to block certain details including external and internal photos, the user manual, and test set-up photo from being released. The request is for 180 days which means that Samsung doesn’t plan on releasing the new headset until 2019.
As further details about the new Samsung Odyssey+ headset are revealed, we will let you know. Stay tuned with us on our website to get the latest updates about VR technologies and trends.