Details on Samsung’s secret standalone VR headset revealed

NEW DELHI: Samsung didn’t really make its presence felt during the MWC Shanghai 2017 conference as the company launched nothing. However, it reportedly revealed a secret device, some information about which has been revealed by one of the company’s component suppliers.

A recent report by VR focus suggests that Samsung showcased its standalone virtual reality headset behind closed doors, during MWC Shanghai 2017.

The VR headset has been mentioned as the ‘Exynos 3’ head mounted display in a press release of Visual Camp, a company that will be providing VR eye-tracking technology for the particular head-mounted-display.

“Visual Camp attracted significant attention for its VR eye-tracking technology at the Samsung Electronics booth at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 (MWCS 2017), held from June 28 through July 1 in Shanghai, China. At the event, Samsung Electronics revealed its new Exynos 3 and VR reference platform,” reads the release.

The eye-tracking technology will track where users can see and make a particular frame sharp while keeping the rest of the part blurred, keeping the subject in focus. This process is being called ‘Foveated Rendering’.

The technology is being said to be compatible not only with standalone headsets, but with those that support smartphones as well. The release adds that, “a measurement of the CPU power consumption of Samsung Electronics’ Exynos 8890 chip resulted in the relatively low (average) figure of less than three percent, proving the product’s outstanding performance.”

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