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Samsung to Launch Virtual Reality Headset: Report

May 23, 2014 | Telepresence Options


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After Sony demonstrated its Project Morpheus headset, and Facebook bought Oculus, the makers of the Rift VR headset, now, Samsung is also said to be throwing its hat in the ring and will release a virtual reality headset of its own, which is being developed by the company's mobile division.

Engadget reports that sources in Samsung say the headset has been in works at Samsung's mobile division and is expected to be announced this year, in an aim to beat the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus to the market.

(Also see: Sony's Project Morpheus: Will 2014 be the year VR goes mainstream?)

According to the report, some developers already have early versions of Samsung's headset, which can apparently be connected to current flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 but apparently the consumer model, when released, will require the next generation of flagships to work.

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