This doesn’t come as a surprise for analysts, as Samsung seems to speed up its game in the virtual reality gadgetry as an answer to Facebook’s purchase of Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus. Rumors say this VR headset is powered by flagship Galaxy devices in its developing phase, but a customer – dedicated version will need a next – gen series of Samsung phones and tablets.
What is the purpose of the Samsung VR headset?
Specialists say it is meant to improve Android – based smartphones and tablets gaming. The same sources noted that this headset would be marketed as a smartphone and tablet peripheral aimed to provide users with an enhanced gaming experience. But what games, legitimately ask themselves the specialists from Endgadget. This is still a mystery, as even if there are great Android games out there, not many of them make sense in combination with a VR headset.
However, it seems that nothing stops Samsung from its ascension. The upcoming VR headset is said to have an OLED screen and look and work along the lines of the Oculus Rift. However, it is unclear yet if the headset is going to be wireless or not. For a VR headset to work as supposed to, a wired connection is mandatory in order to provide the user with a full immersion in the virtual environment. Any lags in simultaneity can ruin the VR experience, not to mention they can make the user sick.
Tech specialists also report that Samsung aims to offer their VR headset at a more affordable price, but don’t think it will be breathtakingly cheap, it is still going to be a VR headset. Moreover, if you are a Tizen fan, the news suggest that this operating system won’t have anything to do with the future Samsung VR headset.
So far, Samsung didn’t comment upon these rumors and speculations, so we are still looking for answers in the shadows. However, usually Samsung – related leaks and rumors prove to be true, so we guess that future Samsung VR headset news will surface soon enough to give us a clearer perspective on things. Do Facebook and Sony have something to fear? We guess we will find out…