Samsung’s next-generation Gear VR should have a super-high resolution display

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Last updated: June 21st, 2017 at 07:18 UTC+02:00

According to industry insiders, Samsung’s working on a standalone Gear VR that’s equipped with an OLED display, which is believed to have an eye-watering pixel density of 2,000 ppi (pixels per inch).

For comparison, the headset currently at the forefront of the virtual reality market, the Oculus Rift, has a measly pixel density of 460 ppi, while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ measure in at 570 and 529 ppi, respectively.

We’re a little concerned that the increased resolution will lead to nausea, but Samsung’s adamant that once you exceed 1,000 ppi, issues related to realism and sickness fly out the window — but we’ll have to wait and see.

“When using a VR device, the number of ppi should be much larger than it is now to feel natural without feeling dizzy, ” said an industry official. “The higher the resolution, the better the nausea symptoms will be.”

It’s rumored that Samsung is developing its own ultra-high-resolution OLED panel for the next-generation Gear VR that’s around 1,000 times more responsive than a regular LCD display.

Unfortunately, we don’t know when exactly the firm’s planning to release the unit, though we suspect it could be unveiled next year alongside the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

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