Samsung is up for a new upgrade for their Virtual Reality “VR” gear headset that might soon be out in the market. Aside from that, the Korean Tech company is also working on its very own Augmented Reality “AR” viewer.
During the last week’s Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego, Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong, Vice President of Samsung Electronics revealed some exciting news about the company’s new gear projects. Hong mentioned that the next version of the Gear VR that is Samsung Gear VR 2 “will be presented in a short time.”
Samsung is said to be building two VR engines and that they made enhancements on it. With that, a possible VR 3 will soon follow in the near future. Another highlight that Hong talked about was Samsung’s move to Augmented Reality. As he said, “AR has much better business development for Samsung. That’s what we are aiming for.”
When it comes to their AR headset, Samsung plans to improve by having existing technology from Magic Leap and Microsoft’s HoloLens. Hong even mentioned that a possible partnership might happen between Samsung and Magic Leap in order to make the Augmented Reality headset a successful gear. As for Microsoft’s HoloLens will allow the users to see holograms projected on top of the real world as reported by The Variety.
Hong also explained that Samsung team is developing "light field engine" wherein holograms will look more realistic. As he said, "Samsung's hologram technology is really, really realistic.” He continued, "It looks really touchable."
According to Wearable Zone, although the details for Samsung’s latest VR and AR headset are still limited, Hong was able to point out an important point. On his keynote address, he reiterated that Samsung is looking forward to talking to people and companies who are making big moves for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology.
In other technology news, Jobs & Hire reported that Nintendo is thinking of providing the Nintendo Switch with a virtual reality headset. The design is said to be closely similar to Samsung’s VR gear.
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