Samsung XR Headset: A Scented Leap in Extended Reality

Samsung XR Headset: Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm are exploring extended reality (XR). Pictures of the XR headset prototype have surfaced, showcasing its impressive object-tracking capabilities with RGB cameras and a depth scanner. The latest buzz suggests the device might enable virtual smell.

@Tech_Reve’s tweet caused a buzz in the tech world. The digital prophet claims the Samsung XR headset will be impressive with a pixel density of 3,000 ppi, comparable to Apple’s Vision Pro headphones. There are rumors it will use hand tracking to enhance the user experience. According to the leak, the XR headset’s standout feature is its smell-detection capability.

The workings of this scent innovation are still a secret. Can this device capture real-world smells for the virtual world? Or, it could use synthetic technology to create unique scents. If it’s the second one, this would be a big step forward, as major consumer electronics companies still need to solve the issue of incorporating scents into VR or AR glasses.

Instead of Samsung’s Exynos 2200 chip, the XR headset will likely use a Qualcomm XR processor. Google is helping build the headset’s operating system.

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Samsung’s LSI Tech Day is on October 5 in San Jose. Mark that date. This event will explore the future, discussing AI, 5G, and machine vision, all cutting-edge technologies. Samsung is familiar with virtual reality. From 2015 to 2017, the company launched various Gear VR headset types. The XR headset will break free and become a stand-alone device, not tied to Galaxy models.

In the XR world, Samsung’s scented virtual reality could be a game-changer that feels good. Big companies like Apple and Microsoft invest more in augmented and virtual reality. Microsoft signed a 10-year deal with the military in 2021 to provide AR headsets. IVAS is Microsoft‘s next step in AR. The stage is set for thrilling digital adventures rich in senses.