Samsung is rumored to be working on a stand-alone smartwatch and virtual reality headset similar to Oculus VR and is expected to be launched soon.
Samsung’s virtual reality headset will have two OLED screens similar to the Facebook’s Oculus Rift for immersive Android experience and would connect with Samsung Tablets and smartphones. Samsung is likely to partner with carriers in U.S, Europe and South Korea to offer a smartwatch that can make voice calls without the connection of another device. Samsung’s own Tizen OS will not be used for the VR headset.
The rumored smartwatch would run on Samsung’s Tizen operating system and will be able to take pictures, manage e-mails, GPS and a heart monitor, according to the Wall Street Journal. The smartwatch is expected to be launched in June or July. Samsung has released three smartwatches and they must be connected to Samsung phone or tablets.
Samsung also hopes to bring in more developers for its Virtual Reality headset. Samsung stated that it does not comment on rumors.
Samsung move suggests that the company wants to provide an immerse experience while gaming and watching videos.However it it’s not clear how the VR headset would be connected to devices and track movements. Samsung might bring in some game titles during the launch as virtual reality is in the nascent stage and only some games are compatible with the headset though more games are to be developed in the future. The company also hopes to launch the VR headset before Oculus Rift and Sony’s project Morpheus.[ Via ]