Samsung HMD Odyssey Joins Microsoft's Mixed Reality World


Microsoft's mixed reality ambitions always extended far beyond HoloLens. Today at a press event in San Francisco, HoloLens creator Alex Kipman revealed what's next for Windows Mixed Reality and the newest partner device added to the ecosystem—the Samsung HMD Odyssey.

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Samsung's new headset joins devices from Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo that are all now available for pre-order ahead of Oct. 17, when the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will officially be released with mixed reality support. The Samsung HMD Odyssey will retail for $499 and start shipping on Nov. 6.

According to Alanna Cotton, VP and General Manager of Samsung Electronics America, the headset will have dual AMOLED displays, built-in spatial AKG headphones, inside-out tracking, a built-in microphone, and motion controllers with a 110-degree field of view.

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