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Samsung's virtual reality set leaks online

Rumors by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 13, 2014.

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Samsung virtual reality
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Virtual reality has been heralded as the next frontier in gaming, while companies like Oculus Rift are paving the way for the tech to be used in other applications too. Sony unveiled its gaming oriented VR set earlier in the year and it is widely thought that Samsung will announced its own virtual reality project sometime this year, likely at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month.

As you would expect with the biggest smartphone vendor, Samsung's VR headset and peripherals will have a distinct mobile flavour, and here is a reported first look at the device. The Verge is reporting that the above Samsung VR equipment will launch alongside the Galaxy Note 4 in Germany. That is not too much of a stretch considering Oculus already uses Samsung Note devices for screens sometimes, while the VR innovator is said to be helping Samsung with its project.

Samsung's virtual reality efforts are currently going under the name Project Moonlight, and the headset will pair with a smartphone to immerse the user in a virtual world. A detachable lid that you can see in the image in front of the headset is used to hold the smartphone in place, while there is a focus button on the top.

There is also a control visible, which is hardly the most ergonomic of gaming pads and admittedly the quality of it throws up some questions as to whether this image is the real deal. We are willing to give the benefit of the doubt for the time being though as there is certainly a lot that just seems to fit here. The handset seen with the VR component is the Galaxy S5, and we expect that when Samsung launches this product that it will be compatible with all of its high end Galaxy smartphones.

Do you think Project Moonlight will make an appearance at IFA next month?

source: The Verge

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