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Samsung HMD Odyssey the Ultimate Windows Mixed Reality Experience

(October 03, 2017)

Samsung HMD Odyssey provides remarkable immersive experience with Dual AMOLED high-resolution displays, a 110-degree field of view, AKG headphones and built-in 6 DOF inside-out position tracking

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., in partnership with Microsoft, today announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey the most immersive Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset in the market. The quick and easy to set up Samsung HMD Odyssey delivers a premium virtual reality experience, with superior picture quality and the highest resolution display taking consumers to entirely new virtual limits.



?The Samsung HMD Odyssey is a high performing headset designed to provide the most immersive Windows Mixed Reality experience, said YG Choi, Senior Vice President of PC Business Team, Samsung Electronics. ?With the widest field of view, built-in spatial sound and easy setup, the Samsung HMD Odyssey transports consumers to incredible virtual reality experiences.

Lifelike Experiences


With dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays, the Samsung HMD Odyssey delivers vibrant colors, and deeper blacks, providing crisper, more lifelike images. The 110-degree field of view allows users to discover paramount virtual experiences around them. With built-in premium AKG headphones, users are even more immersed in the experience with 360 degree spatial sound.

Incredibly Easy Start

The Windows Mixed Reality experience with the Samsung HMD Odyssey has been designed to give users the very best experience right out of the box. Unlike typical head-mounted displays, you do not need to install any extra motion sensors simply connect to your PC and get started. With inside-out position tracking, users are not restricted to a limited space during their virtual reality experience.

For a more immersive experience, Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with a Six Degrees of Freedom1 (6 DOF) sensor allowing for intuitive and natural movements. With an adjustable control wheel, the Samsung HMD Odyssey is designed to provide a comfortable and snug fit.

Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow at Microsoft said, ?Were excited to welcome the Samsung HMD Odyssey to the Windows Mixed Reality family of devices. This is an incredible product and another important step for the mixed reality journey we are on at Microsoft. With the Samsung HMD Odyssey, the team at Samsung has developed a Windows Mixed Reality headset that will delight our fans looking to immerse themselves in the world of mixed reality this holiday.

The Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with integrated AKG headphones and array mics for voice commands, as well as two motion controllers. The Samsung HMD Odyssey will be available later this year in the US, China, Korea, Brazil and Hong Kong, with pre-orders beginning in the US only on October 3rd.

For more information about the Samsung HMD Odyssey, visit www.samsung.com/us/hmdodyssey.

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Samsung HMD Odyssey Specifications

 
Samsung HMD Odyssey (Headset)
Platform     Windows Mixed Reality
Display     Dual 3.5 AMOLED

1,440 x 1,600 @90/60Hz

Interface     HDMI2.0 + USB 3.0 Interface Bound Cable (4m Length)
Lens     Single Fresnel
Field of View     ?66, FOV 110º, 6.7X
IPD     60-72mm Range
Camera     6 DOF Camera x 2
Sensor    

Accelerometer (6 Axis) | Gyrometer (6 Axis) |

Compass (3 Axis) | Proximity Sensor | IPD Sensor

Acoustics    

2 MIC Support | Cortana | Built-in AKG Headphone

Control & Function    

Volume | IPD Adjustment

Dimension     202mm(W) x 131.5mm(D) x 111mm(H)
Weight     645g
Samsung HMD Odyssey (Controller)
Control & Function    

Touchpad (Clickable), Menu button

Windows/Controller power button,

Trigger, Thumbstick, Indicator light

Sensor    

Accelerometer (6 Axis) | Gyrometer (6 Axis) |

Compass (3 Axis)

Battery     AA Battery x 2ea
Dimension     154.2 x 119.1 x 119.1mm
Weight     160g

1 6 DOF refers to the freedom of movement in a 3 dimensional space. Unlike many VR controllers that recognizes 3 axis, 6 DOF gives you the freedom to move forward and back, left and right, up and down, yaw, pitch, and roll.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.


Contacts

For Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Jen Stratton, 646-428-0624
jstratton@allisonpr.com


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