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Samsung brings better display tech to its Windows VR headset

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Samsung is updating its Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The company is sharpening them up with the new HMD Odyssey+, and has also made a slew of other changes that promise to make the headsets better than ever.

The new devices will sport a 3.5-inch AMOLED display, that will offer 1440 x 1600 resolution to each eye. Users will also receive an impressive 110-degree field of view that also packs a wider eye box to prevent fogging.

The company has also decided to leverage the Anti-Screen Door Effect (Anti-SDE) to improve pixelation, which is a major, though infrequently occurring issue with VR headsets.

With Anti-SDE, the spaces between pixels will be made less visible and will increase the perceived PPI. In fact, the PPI will be almost doubled from 616ppi in the previous model to 1,233ppi in the new Odyssey+. As folks taking regular dices into mixed reality will realize, this increase in PPI will help reduce dizziness/nausea.

The revamped headsets also pack a new Inter-Pupillary Distance (IPD) wheel to adjust the distance between the lenses, and a brand new anti-fog material for the face padding.

You can purchase the brand new, rebooted devices for $499. They can be bought via Microsoft Stores, or Samsung portals.