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Experience virtual reality like never before with the HMD Odyssey

Samsung Electronics, in partnership with Microsoft, announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey, one of the most immersive Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets in the market.

Supposedly the Samsung HMD Odyssey delivers a premium virtual reality experience, with superior picture quality and the highest resolution display taking consumers to entirely new virtual limits.

YG Choi, Samsung SVP of PC business team says, “The Samsung HMD Odyssey is a high-performing headset, which like all of our products, delivers meaningful innovation to our consumers’ lives.

“Designed in partnership with Microsoft, the Samsung HMD Odyssey transports consumers to the next frontier of Windows Mixed Reality, which introduces to them to a new, industry-leading virtual reality experience.”

With dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays, the Samsung HMD Odyssey delivers vibrant colours, and deeper blacks, providing crisper, more lifelike images.

The 110-degree field of view allows users to discover paramount virtual experiences around them.

The device also comes with 360° Spatial Sound, providing users with complete surround sound, through built-in AKG headphones.

Users can also talk to each other, without having to remove the headset, using the fitted array mic.

The Windows Mixed Reality experience with the Samsung HMD Odyssey has been designed to give users the best experience right out of the box.

Unlike typical head-mounted displays, you do not need to install any extra motion sensors, simply connect to your PC and get started.

With inside-out position tracking, users are not restricted to a limited space during their virtual reality experience.

For a more immersive experience, Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with a Six Degrees of Freedom (6 DOF) sensor allowing for natural movements.

Alex Kipman, Microsoft Technical Fellow says, “We’re excited to welcome the Samsung HMD Odyssey to the Windows Mixed Reality family of devices.

“This is an incredible product and another important step for the mixed reality journey we are on at Microsoft.”

“With the Samsung HMD Odyssey, the team at Samsung has developed a Windows Mixed Reality headset that will delight our fans looking to immerse themselves in the world of mixed reality this holiday.”

The Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with integrated AKG headphones and array mics for voice commands, as well as two motion controllers.

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