Report: Oculus and Samsung collaborating on VR headset for mobiles

Report: Oculus and Samsung collaborating on VR headset for mobiles

By Matthew Jarvis

May 30th 2014 at 5:19PM

Smartphones to be used as display for device

Samsung and VR firm Oculus are working together on a new headset, rumours have claimed.

Engadget, citing “sources close to both companies”, reports that the deal will benefit both companies – Oculus will provide Samsung with early access to its mobile software development kit and will help develop the user interface for the headset, while Samsung will provide Oculus with access to its upcoming high-resolution OLED screens, which the latter firm plans to integrate into its future headset models.

The screens, which provide a resolution higher than that of Full HD 1080p, will also be used in Samsung’s future smartphone models, the sources added.

The sources also teased some details of Samsung’s rumoured VR headset. The headset is said to require a connection to a smartphone, which doubles as the display for the device.

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