Rumors hint at Samsung entering the virtual reality business

If a new rumor is correct, Samsung is about to jump into the growing virtual reality helmet trend. The company is said to be developing a VR headset that will work with its future smartphones and tablets.

Engadget's report, which comes via unnamed sources, is light on hardware details, saying only that the device will have an OLED screen that is supposed to be as good as, or better than, the current developer version of the Oculus Rift headset. A few developers already have some prototypes of Samsung's helmet, according to the story, but the final consumer version will be made to work with future Samsung mobile devices.

Samsung's virtual reality headset probably won't look quite this cool

The report also says that Samsung wants to get its helmet out to the public before the consumer versions of the Oculus Rift and Sony's PlayStation 4 helmet, 'Project Morpheus' are released. It's also supposed to be priced lower than those products. However, a specific release date was not revealed.

Virtual reality is apparently the next big trend in gaming and in consumer electronics in general. There are even rumors that Microsoft is currently prototyping VR devices for its Xbox division that will include augmented reality features as well.

Source: Engadget | VR image via Shutterstock

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