Samsung is officially unveiling its Windows Mixed Reality headset today, and on paper it looks like the best one yet. While we’ve seen plenty of headsets from Acer, Asus HP, Dell, and Lenovo, Samsung’s Odyssey headset differs from its rivals thanks to dual-OLED displays. Samsung is also using a higher 1400 x 1600 resolution on each display in its device, and a better 110-degree field-of-view.
Both of these additions will improve VR experiences on the headset compared to rivals that typically offer 1400 x 1400 per eye and 95-degree field-of-view. It also places Samsung’s headset as more of a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift competitor, and Samsung has even added an IPD adjustment at the base of its headset (just like the Rift). The IPD adjuster lets you alter the distance between the two lenses so you can get a sharper picture for VR.
In a move that’s also similar to the Oculus Rift, Samsung is including built-in headphones with its Odyssey headset. Even the pricing is identical to the Oculus Rift, as Samsung’s headset will be priced at $499 with bundled motion controllers. Samsung’s Odyssey headset will be available on November 6th, and requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that’s arriving on October 17th.