Last week we told you about Samsung’s unannounced virtual reality
headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship
phones from the world’s largest phone manufacturer. This week
we’ve got far more details. First things first, Samsung’s headset
is the fruit of a collaboration with Oculus VR, the Facebook-owned
virtual reality startup that both literally and figuratively
kickstarted the current wave of VR products.
Oculus is handling the software side of the product, while Samsung
handles the hardware. The deal is a swap: Oculus gives Samsung
early access to its mobile software development kit and helps
develop user interface software, while Samsung gives Oculus early
access to its next-gen OLED screens. And yes, Oculus is still
making its own, gaming-focused, PC-based virtual reality headset;
that’s why it needs next-gen, high-pixel-density OLED screens from
Samsung. Join us below for new details about the device itself, as
well as more on the unlikely partnership between two tech giants.
Now this seems interesting.