Report: Samsung Galaxy O could be VR-centric smartphone designed with Oculus Rift

Report: Samsung Galaxy O could be VR-centric smartphone designed with Oculus Rift
The other day, we told you about a new rumor coming from inside Samsung. The speculation is that Samsung is going to be kicking off a whole new smartphone line called the Samsung Galaxy O. Today, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said that this new line could be based on a collaboration between Samsung and Oculus Rift. Samsung Galaxy O handsets would thus be centered on virtual reality.

Oculus is holding its Connect2 event in Hollywood from September 23rd through the 25th. Munster believes that the Galaxy O could be unveiled during this time period. The analyst added that if a new VR-centric smartphone is not in the works, we could see Oculus and Samsung introduce a stand-alone VR headset.

Munster says that there are advantages to a stand-alone VR headset. Such a device can feature a unique GPU that could offer better graphics than what a smartphone could offer. Additionally, a VR headset would most likely feature a higher resolution display. If Samsung and Oculus do announce a new VR headset, pre-orders will be accepted in time for the product to be available for the holidays.


source: Barron's via GforGames

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12 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I am *officially* interested. Bring it on!!

2. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Finally good use of too big resolution. I want full hd back in normal smartphones up to 6'. Battery life+performance > a little sharper screen.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I hope they give us options for resolution and refresh rate, like on PCs e.g. 1440p (or higher) + 120 Hz for VR 1080p + 60 Hz for normal usage

6. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Don't count on it. You can do it probably by root and mods. This is standalone VR device. That's why it should have very big resolution etc.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why not? I believe Nvidia already offer it their Shield devices

10. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I think that Samsung won't do it. Let's wait and see :-)

4. olatgf

Posts: 37; Member since: May 02, 2015

Bring the Os on Sammy.

8. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Now a line of phones that is designed for VR, that sounds pretty good.

9. sssbeesss

Posts: 20; Member since: May 04, 2014

Ok Samsung I hope you redeem yourself after what you did with the Galaxy Note.

11. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

VERY interesting, was hoping for a 4k screen in the Note 5 to improve the Gear VR, but got disappointed ther as well as all other areas.

12. bkydcmpr

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

samsung, now you are drawing my attension again.

13. FindMyPhone

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 23, 2015

Oculus Rift - Is amazing and will make playing interative games more realistic than ever before.

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