Samsung's new Odyssey+ VR headset battles the screen-door effect

Next generation Odyssey promises crisper, clear VR experience

After leaking earlier, Samsung has officially announced the HMD Odyssey+, the successor to its Samsung HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset.

Samsung's new Windows Mixed Reality headset comes with an Anti-SDE (Screen-Door Effect) Display, aimed at mitigating a condition that can lead to mild dizziness and nausea. It basically reduces the fixed pattern noise by doubling the amount of pixels that are listed.

Essential reading: Windows Mixed Reality headsets explained

So while the dual AMOLED displays each sport a resolution of 1440 x 1600, you're getting a pixels per inch count of 1,233. That's double the pixel count of the original Odyssey's 615 PPI. The same 110-degree field of view from the original Odyssey is still here though.

Samsung Odyssey+ leaked as new Windows VR headset

There's also built in headphones tuned by AKG, a built-in microphone that plays nice with Microsoft's voice assistant Cortana and it comes with controllers that support 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) motion control accuracy.


Changes have been made to the design of the headset too with a wider nose guard now included (40mm up from 32mm) and an eye box that's now wider at 146mm compared to 138mm on the original.

The Odyssey+ being able to double the amount of pixels to fix the screen-door effect is impressive, if it works. The Odyssey+ is available now from both Samsung and Microsoft for $499.99.

Samsung Odyssey+ leaked as new Windows VR headset


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