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Samsung virtual reality headset due for a September unveiling
We have been hearing mutterings about Samsung’s VR headset ever since the company made a deal with Oculus, and now The Verge has managed to grab an early look and a few details on Samsung’s virtual reality project.
Internally, the project has been given the codename “Project Moonlight”, and, somewhat like Google’s Cardboard, allows users to insert there smartphone to use as the headset’s display. According to the report, Samsung will be showcasing its virtual reality headset at its upcoming product event in early September, where the company is also expected to announce the Galaxy Note 4.
Speaking of the Note series, it recently came to light that Oculus was directly using display panels from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 in its latest development kit. The large screen size and high pixel density of the Note series’ display seems to be a great fit for VR, and could be the reason why Project Moonlight and the Note 4 are expected to launch at the same time.
Looking a little closer at the picture, Samsung’s device appears to share a lot of similarities with the Oculus Rift, suggesting that there has been further hardware collaboration between the two. You can clearly see a similar lens setup, with a focus dial to help users adjust the image clarity. There is also a USB port to connect the headset up to the phone, which is then sealed in behind a lid.
Samsung’s VR headset looks set for an official unveiling on September 3rd in New York and at the IFA trade show in Berlin, which are just three weeks away.