Last year, Microsoft has announced its partnership with major OEMs including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo in order to help the company push Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) to the masses. Now, there is another company that has joined the mix as well: Samsung, with the official unveiling of HMD Odyssey.
In general, there are couple of factors that made the new Odyssey slightly different from previous WMR headsets that have been announced before. For example, it is equipped with a pair of OLED displays instead of LCD.
Not only that these OLED display are larger in size at 3.5-inch as compared to previously announced WMR headsets, their resolutions are also higher at 1600 x 1400 each. That being said, their refresh rate are still the same at 90Hz.
Meanwhile, the Odyssey also offers higher degree field of view at 110 which put it on the same level as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. It also features integrated AKG headphones and dual array microphones which could might give it slight advantage over other WMR headsets.
Given the platform, the Odyssey also utilizes inside-out tracking just like other WMR headset out there. Shipped together with a pair of WMR Motion Controllers, the headset can be obtained in United States at USD 499 (about RM 2,110) this coming November although it is not known at the moment whether Samsung is willing to release the headset in Malaysia or otherwise.