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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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