On October 4, 2017, Samsung and Microsoft announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey, an immersive Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset . The Samsung HMD Odyssey delivers a virtual reality experience with excellent picture quality and a high resolution display.
With dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays, the Samsung HMD Odyssey delivers vibrant colors and deep blacks, providing crisp, lifelike images. The 110-degree field of view allows users to discover virtual experiences around them.
For audio, the Samsung HMD Odyssey 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 typical head-mounted displays, you do not need to install any extra motion sensors – simply connect to your PC and get started. With inside-out position tracking, users are not restricted to a limited space during their virtual reality experience.
For an immersive experience, Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with a Six Degrees of Freedom1 (6 DOF) sensor allowing for intuitive and natural movements. With an adjustable control wheel, the Samsung HMD Odyssey is provides a comfortable and snug fit. The Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with integrated AKG headphones and array mics for voice commands, as well as two motion controllers.
About Windows Mixed Reality: Windows Mixed Reality (formerly Windows Holographic) is a mixed reality platform developed by Microsoft. It was announced at the “Windows 10: The Next Chapter” press event on January 21, 2015 and was released on March 30, 2016 simultaneously with the launch of the Development Edition of the Microsoft HoloLens. It is expected to be widely available for PCs in 2017. The platform works by enabling applications in which the live presentation of physical real-world elements is incorporated with that of virtual elements (referred to as “holograms” by Microsoft) such that they are perceived to exist together in a shared environment. A variant of Windows for augmented reality computers (which augment a real-world physical environment with virtual elements) Windows Mixed Reality features an augmented-reality operating environment in which any Universal app can run.