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May 23, 2014

Samsung Entering Virtual Reality Market

Company Reportedly Introducing Headset This Year

Add another name to the list of companies bringing a virtual reality headset to the market.

The Oculus Rift in action.

The Oculus Rift in action.

Reports began circulating Thursday about Samsung’s foray into the VR space with a product allegedly being prepped for customers later this year. This means the company will be facing off against Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, Sony’s VR headset.

The trio are, apparently, racing against each other in an attempt to be the first to bring virtual reality headsets to, well, reality.

Engadget reports the product features an OLED screen and will be compatible with Samsung’s line of phones. The site attributes the information to “sources.”

Having said that, there are not a lot of details on the product, as of yet, but some information is indicating the headset could be pretty cool.

“Given VR’s reliance on immediacy, a wired setup is a requirement (any lag introduced breaks the immersion, and often makes people sick). It’s also not clear how, or if, Samsung’s VR headset tracks head movement depth-wise. In the case of both Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift, separate cameras face the player and track depth by reading sensors on the respective headsets,” reads the site’s report.

Considering the fact Samsung uses Android, the headset will be compatible with Android games.

There’s little other information and other sites on the Internet are generally quoting Engadget.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.