Samsung coming up with new Gear VR With 2000ppi screen

We've already been told that Samsung is working on standalone VR headsets at Mobile World Congress 2017. Of course, the current Gear VR headsets require the displays on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus.

According to sources in Korea, Samsung is cooking a standalone VR headset that is going to sport an inbuilt display with pixel density much higher than any other device on the market at the moment.

When you think that the highest resolution small screen on the market from Samsung is now 570ppi in the Galaxy S8, this is a huge leap forward. The Oculus Rift has a ppi of 461, same as that of the HTC Vive for each of its screens. Due to VR's extremely immersive nature, many users offer to suffer side effects like headaches, blurred vision, motion sickness and nausea. However, the brain certainly feels the difference and people have reported nausea and lack of realism during VR experiences.

Imagine putting on a virtual reality headset, only for it to personally recognize you, no interaction necessary. By implementing technology around the portion of the headset that rests on the wearer's face, and perhaps also the headband, the headset will be able to tell who is wearing it based on the unique pressure profile caused by the structure of their face and head. The future Samsung VR headsets will also support hand and gesture tracking, as well as positional tracking.

As soon as we get some more details about the new Samsung Gear VR, we will let you guys know, it looks like it may launch next year with the new Samsung Galaxy S9 handsets. Allegedly, Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has asked partner supplier to develop a 2,000 ppi (pixels per inch) Fine Metal Mask for a new Gear VR set.

  • Arturo Norris