The Microsoft’s Mixed Reality headset lineup received a brand new title. This time it is a premium product that has been unveiled by Samsung. The HMD Odyssey has been revealed and users are already able to preorder it. For now you can pre-order the product only if you live in the US and you can get it from Microsoft Store or Samsung. The headset will cost $499 and it should start shipping on November 10, after Microsoft releases the Fall Creators Update. This timing is important because this update will also come with support for Windows Mixed Reality. After its release, the HMD Odyssesy headset will become available in Hong Kong, Brazil, Korea and China.
The HMD Odyssey is one of the most performant devices of its kind
The new Samsung device is a good addition for the Microsoft’s Mixed Reality lineup and it surpassed the other headsets from Microsoft partners. Those were created by HP, Lenovo, Dell and Acer, and the starting price is $399.
The HMD Odyssey aims to rival Oculus Rift, since it comes with the same price and with two controllers that are not sold separately. Another similarity is that both headsets come built-in headphones.
Samsung’s headset manages to come up with some impressive characteristics. For example, it brings a per-eye resolution of 1440 x 1600 pixels and a dual 3.5-inch AMOLED display.s The refresh rate goes up to 90Hz. This makes the HMD Odyssey one of the best headsets, since its competitors usually come with 1440×1440 pixels or even 1080×1200 pixels per eye.
The headset does not come with the flip-up visors that are available on other devices, but its design brings extra padding on the cheek fittings. This means that it won’t squeeze your head, like other headsets do.