Samsung Launches Refreshed Odyssey+ HMD for Windows MR

Samsung has released its Odyssey+ head-mounted display, which features enhanced “anti-screen-door-effect” display technology. The new device features the same dual 3.5″ AMOLED displays with a resolution of 1,440 × 1,600 per eye but increases the pixel count to a perceived 1,233 ppi, compared to 616 ppi seen in the original model, though Samsung did confirm that the actual pixel count is lower than 1,233 ppi.

The company says the new display solves the screen-door effect by applying a grid that diffuses light coming from pixels and replicating the picture to areas around them. “This makes the spaces between pixels near-impossible to see,” Samsung added. “As a result, your eyes perceive the diffused light as part of the visual content.”

The refreshed Odyssey+ also features improved ergonomics, including a wider nose guard and facial interface, plus additional foam padding to help stop the lenses fogging up and provide increased comfort.

Apart from that, the new headset appears to operate in the same way, with all the same features as its older sibling. The device is available to purchase in the US now, priced at $500. A wider launch in other regions, including Brazil, China, Hong Kong and Korea, will be announced at a later date.

Analyst Comment

3M has shown a film to reduce SDE, but at press time, we weren’t able to confirm if that technology was being used. (BR)