Samsung Reveals Exynos VR III, a New VR Headset Prototype
Insiders from a VR eye-tracking company called Visual Camp have just shared some exciting news: the standalone VR headset prototype that was demonstrated by Samsung at MWC in March in a private viewing is called “Exynos VR III”, it is powered by a 10nm SoC with Mali G71 graphics. The device can power dual “WQHD+” displays (approximately 2560 x 1440) at 90Hz, or one 4K display at 75Hz.
This unique headset has gaze tracking as well as hand tracking and facial expression recognition. However, with all these cool features present the press release does not mention inside-out motion tracking, which to this day stands as the next big goal for mobile headsets. It is possible that Exynos VR III has enough sensors to achieve this. We were also left unclear about foveated rendering, which is made possible by the gaze tracking, as it sends rendering power to wherever the eyes are focused.
Nevertheless, judging by the device’s size and design, it is most likely a prototype or a tech demo. Certainly, the technologies it promises to feature would become a great step forward in the world of mobile VR. Yet making it both compact and affordable does not seem achievable for now.