Virtual Reality

Samsung’s next mobile VR headset will feature inside-out positional tracking

Taeyong Kim, Vice President of Samsung Electronics, revealed at the firm’s Developer Conference last month that its next mobile VR headset will be equipped with inside-out positional tracking and its Six Degrees of Freedom controllers.

“The question is, how do we combine the benefits of [Gear VR and Odyssey] together for our next VR system?” said Kim at Samsung’s annual Developer Conference in San Francisco. “That’s the question we’re asking at this point.”

Related: Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset launched

Announced at the beginning of October, Odyssey is Samsung’s Windows-powered Mixed Reality desktop headset. It sports dual-OLED displays with a 1,400 x 1,600 resolution per eye, a 110-degree field-of-view, and built-in AKG headphones.

Odyssey Mini

It’s unclear, however, if the South Korean company is working on a mobile version of Odyssey—or if it’s attempting to bring inside-out positional tracking and its Six Degrees of Freedom motion sensors to its next-generation Gear VR headset.

All will be revealed in the not-too-distant future, though.


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