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Samsung Prepping Launch of New Odyssey+ VR Headset

August 16, 2018 / Janko Roettgers

Samsung is looking to launch a revised version of its high-end virtual reality (VR) headset, if a new FCC filing is any indication. The regulatory filing, which is partially redacted, mentions a new VR headset called the Samsung HMD Odyssey+.Samsung first launched the original Odyssey headset in October of last year. The headset runs Microsoft’s Mixed Reality software, and uses inside-out positional tracking, which allows users to lean into VR experiences without the need for any external tracking hardware.The new Odyssey+ seems to be largely based on the same specs as the original version, including dual 3.5 inch screens with a resolution of 1440*1600 pixels per eye, and integrated audio from AKG.