There is, however, a whole other segment of the virtual/augmented/mixed reality market out there and Microsoft is driving a lot of hardware manufacturers to expand it. Samsung has today announced the new and improved Odyssey+ mixed reality headset.More news: Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 675 processor that supports a triple camera
The Odyssey+ being able to double the amount of pixels to fix the screen-door effect is impressive, if it works. It's already available to purchase on Samsung.com, and it should appear soon on the US Microsoft Store. "This headset deploys its cutting-edge display technology to fight irritating fixed-pattern noise for an enhanced MR experience". Samsung says its display tech "solves SDE by applying a grid that diffuses light coming from each pixel and replicating the picture to areas around each pixel". Despite a high pixel density of 1,233 PPI on the dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays inside the HMD Odyssey+, the proximity of the user to the displays means pixelation can be visible in various kinds of content. "This makes the spaces between pixels near impossible to see". Also, it supports 360-degree spatial sound that mimics 3D audio and comes with pre-paired 6DOF controllers.More news: Chris Hemsworth Surprised a Hitchhiker With a Helicopter Ride
Changes have been made to the design of the headset too with a wider nose guard now included (40mm up from 32mm) and an eye box that's now wider at 146mm compared to 138mm on the original. But Samsung clearly hasn't given up, releasing an update of its HMD Odyssey, the HMD Odyssey Plus, that addresses two major complaints about VR and mixed-reality head-mounted displays: comfort and display artifacts that can cause dizziness and nausea.More news: Amy Schumer is pregnant and wants you to vote on November 6
The new Samsung Odyssey+ features a number of improvements on the previous version, including an improved display and technology to reduce simulation sickness symptoms.