Leak to Samsung’s XR headset: only about half as expensive as Apple’s Vision Pro (rumour)

Leak to Samsung's XR headset: only about half as expensive as Apple's Vision Pro (rumour)

The data situation on Samsung’s forthcoming mixed reality headsets is condensing. At least there is now a leak from a Chinese tech portal that provides information about the supposed specifications. The post has since been deleted and can still be found in the Internet archive: it remains to be seen how seriously the leak is to be taken in the end. In addition to the data, the website also provided a photo of the XR headset prototype.

Samsung could ruin the party for Apple

Samsung’s XR headset has four outward-facing tracking cameras and is said to be similar to the Pico Neo 3. There are also two RGB cameras for color transition and a depth sensor for hand and environment tracking. There is also talk of OLED microdisplays and pancake lenses. Samsung is said not to have used a third party for the processor, but to have found what it was looking for in its own department. A Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm is not used, but the company’s own Exynos 2200. The integrated Xclipse 920 GPU from Samsung, which operates on the basis of RDNA 2, would then be responsible for the graphics.

As it stands at the moment, the XR headset does without dedicated motion controllers. Users will therefore only have to rely on hand and eye tracking. It gets interesting with the rumored price, especially with regard to Apple’s Vision Pro, which was presented at WWDC not too long ago and should be on the market at the beginning of next year. The price of Apple’s XR headset, which is $3,500, is particularly steep. Samsung could offer an attractive alternative here, solely in terms of price. According to Neowin, the South Koreans’ XR headset is valued at $1,500 to $2,000, so it could end up being half the price of Apple’s Vision Pro.

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The company is reportedly targeting a mid-2024 launch as it continues to develop and refine the XR headset to better compete with Apple. The device will also run on an Android-based XR software platform. Until then, the specifications can still change, insofar as this leak is close to the truth. Nevertheless, there could be an interesting competition between Apple and Samsung in the coming year.

Source: Vrtuoluo/Internet Archive via Neowin


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