AfterDawn: Tech news

Samsung's upcoming standalone VR headset in pictures

Written by Matti Robinson @ 05 Jul 2017 1:24 User comments (3)

Samsung's upcoming standalone VR headset in pictures

Virtual and augmented reality are advancing fast and many of the largest technology companies are trying to secure their piece of the cake. Manufacturers like Samsung and HTC have been working on VR devices for years and the likes of Google and Apple are investing more and more in the field.
The approaches vary immensely though. HTC Vive is a standalone device, Google's Cardboard is a case and Samsung's GearVR is made to be used with Galaxy smartphones. Now we have more information about a new Samsung device that might be hitting the stores as soon as later this year.

A virtual reality company by the name of Visual Camp has revealed some pictures of this new ExynosVR device that is supposedly Samsung's next VR headset. It features Visual Camp's eye tracking software and impressive hardware specs.

The third, and newest generation of the device, called aptly ExynosVR III includes 10nm hexacore chipset with four A53 cores and two M2 cores, and a Mali-G71 MP20 graphics chip. This reminds the specs of a new Exynos 8895 SoC that hasn't yet been seen in any Samsung devices.

It also includes a screen that offers either dual WQHD+ at 90 fps or single 4K resolution at 75 fps.

It's not currently known when the device will hit the markets but a good guess is perhaps just in time for holiday season.

Previous Next  

3 user comments

16.7.2017 11:39

Still a little excited about VR but seriously think that this technology is going to die out before it actually launches anything noteworthy.

Vive and Oculus = NOT NOTEWORTHY!

27.7.2017 16:04

We're pretty much on the same page here, although I don't think the tech will go away so easily.

37.7.2017 18:08

Personally, I think the future of this tech is a lot brighter than all of that. In time games will be in the backseat to the useful functions. Already we are seeing engineering, artistic, and medical uses for this technology in spite of the immaturity of what is currently on the market. Combine that with the fact that technology is making traditional office work obsolete and it seems pretty clear that VR-style headsets will be part of the last generation of human labor...because it is the only way that humans will be able to compete.

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive