Samsung confirms work on VR headset that works without phone

Apr

29

2016

Samsung has confirmed to be working on a headset for virtual reality “not necessarily work with a phone.” So far only brought the Gear VR, which receives image of a high-end device from the manufacturer.

It is unknown if and when the standalone headset from Samsung will appear. Samsung would be the step to compete with Oculus Rift making, notes Variety on. Oculus now makes the software for the Gear VR. In addition to the standalone headset Samsung is working on gestures and hand tracking, but that could take a few years, according to the manufacturer. Samsung talked about the future of his VR products at its developer conference in San Francisco.

Samsung will take up his camera to take 360-degree photos this week in several countries. The camera will cost 349 euros and can record in different ways, namely “Fr view ‘and’ dual view ‘. There are also opportunities for panoramic, accelerated and delayed recording. When there are in ‘single-lens’ mode is recorded, the device can detect an angle of 180 degrees, with a resolution of 1920×1920 pixels. In dual lens’ mode can be recorded around image with a resolution of 3840×1920 pixels.

Samsung is currently the only VR product Gear VR which came out last fall. The headset is compatible with the Galaxy S6 series of devices, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy 5 S7 phones. The manufacturer asks 99 euros for the headset, far more than the few euros costing Google Cardboard headsets, but less than standalone alternatives. The LG 360 VR with its own screen and connecting to a G5 phone when costs 279 euros, PlayStation VR bundle will probably cost 499 euros, HTC Vive will cost 899 euros and the Oculus Rift will cost 699 euros.

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