Samsung Unveils HMD Odyssey: Mixed Reality Headset For Microsoft Windows, Priced at $499

By Kachi Ojieh Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Samsung HMD Odyssey Mixed Reality Headset
Samsung is among the list of companies who has ventured into making mixed reality headsets for Microsoft Windows. Samsung HMD Odyssey was unveiled at a Microsoft event in San Francisco on Tuesday, 3rd October. The device is Samsung’s first Windows Mixed Reality Headset.

HMD Odyssey is priced at $499.99 (approximately £425, Rs. 32,700) and expected to be available in November. The device sports a dual 3.5-inch AMOLED display, 1440 X 1600 resolutions with 90Hz refresh rate, and a 110-degree Field of View. It is good to know that currently, Samsung HMD Odyssey is the only mixed reality headset that features an in-built Microphone array thereby aiding communication in-game or with Cortana.

Alanna Cotton, vice president and general manager of Samsung Electronics America in a statement said “When we began designing and engineering the Samsung HMD Odyssey with Microsoft, there was only one goal in mind, create a high performing headset that’s easy to set up and can transport people to the incredible world of virtual reality,"

He continued by saying "Powered with dual AMOLED displays which Samsung is known for, that result in vivid colors and the highest resolution in the industry, built-in spatial AKG headphones, inside-out tracking, built-in microphone, and quick, responsive motion controllers, the Samsung HMD Odyssey immerses users with a 110° field of view as they discover the new frontier of Windows Mixed Reality. Samsung is committed to working across platforms to build cutting-edge technology, and we’re excited to partner with Microsoft to shape the future of virtual reality. But most of all, we can’t wait for you to take the Samsung HMD Odyssey out for a spin, and see it for yourself.”


Pictures Of Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung Mixed Reality Headset
Photo Credit: Samsung - The Samsung HMD Odyssey features a dual 3.5-in AMOLED displays, 1440 x 1600 resolution

Samsung HMD Odyssey built-in microphone
Photo Credit: Samsung - The Samsung HMD Odyssey sports a built-in microphone and also a surround-sound headphones

Photo Credit: Samsung - Movements are tracked inside-out in six degrees of freedom by Samsung HMD Odyssey, enabling forward and backward direction of movement by users. Users can also move up and down, left and right. Don't forget, you can turn your heads in three dimensions.

Photo Credit: Samsung - Inside VR world, user's hands are tracked by Samsung HMD Odyssey controllers

Photo Credit: Samsung - In summary, Samsung's HMD Odyssey runs on Windows Mixed Reality platform

Samsung HMD Odyssey Mixed Reality Headset
Samsung is among the list of companies who has ventured into making mixed reality headsets for Microsoft Windows. Samsung HMD Odyssey was unveiled at a Microsoft event in San Francisco on Tuesday, 3rd October. The device is Samsung’s first Windows Mixed Reality Headset.

HMD Odyssey is priced at $499.99 (approximately £425, Rs. 32,700) and expected to be available in November. The device sports a dual 3.5-inch AMOLED display, 1440 X 1600 resolutions with 90Hz refresh rate, and a 110-degree Field of View. It is good to know that currently, Samsung HMD Odyssey is the only mixed reality headset that features an in-built Microphone array thereby aiding communication in-game or with Cortana.

Alanna Cotton, vice president and general manager of Samsung Electronics America in a statement said “When we began designing and engineering the Samsung HMD Odyssey with Microsoft, there was only one goal in mind, create a high performing headset that’s easy to set up and can transport people to the incredible world of virtual reality,"

He continued by saying "Powered with dual AMOLED displays which Samsung is known for, that result in vivid colors and the highest resolution in the industry, built-in spatial AKG headphones, inside-out tracking, built-in microphone, and quick, responsive motion controllers, the Samsung HMD Odyssey immerses users with a 110° field of view as they discover the new frontier of Windows Mixed Reality. Samsung is committed to working across platforms to build cutting-edge technology, and we’re excited to partner with Microsoft to shape the future of virtual reality. But most of all, we can’t wait for you to take the Samsung HMD Odyssey out for a spin, and see it for yourself.”


Pictures Of Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung Mixed Reality Headset
Photo Credit: Samsung - The Samsung HMD Odyssey features a dual 3.5-in AMOLED displays, 1440 x 1600 resolution

Samsung HMD Odyssey built-in microphone
Photo Credit: Samsung - The Samsung HMD Odyssey sports a built-in microphone and also a surround-sound headphones

Photo Credit: Samsung - Movements are tracked inside-out in six degrees of freedom by Samsung HMD Odyssey, enabling forward and backward direction of movement by users. Users can also move up and down, left and right. Don't forget, you can turn your heads in three dimensions.

Photo Credit: Samsung - Inside VR world, user's hands are tracked by Samsung HMD Odyssey controllers

Photo Credit: Samsung - In summary, Samsung's HMD Odyssey runs on Windows Mixed Reality platform

Kachi Ojieh
Kachi Ojieh

"Tech Is Before Anything Else since 2017". Kachi Ojieh is the CEO and Founder of Tech Is Bae. An enthusiastic blogger with the heart to unify all tech lovers across the globe. Currently working to make sure readers keep coming back for more.

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