SAMSUNG REPORTEDLY plans to get into the virtual reality headset business, a future market that is drawing interest and money.
Samsung is quick to join a burgeoning market, and has entered the smartphone and tablet sectors with some success and some litigation.
Now according to Engadget, it will make a move on virtual reality, not long after social network Facebook dropped £2bn on Oculus VR, perhaps the best known of the heads-up, plunge you into action virtual reality headset companies.
Samsung will aim its headset at smartphone and tablet users, according to Engadget and its sources close to Samsung.
Engadget has some detail on the headset, and said that it is not a Google Glass rival.
It said that the headset will have an OLED screen that is as good or better than the Oculus Rift, and will come in at a lower price.
Also lined up as a challenger is Samsung Galaxy Glass, which is due to make an appearance later this year. Samsung has been mute on those rumours and is staying mum on talk about its potential Google Glass rival.
However, a source apparently close to it and its decisions said that it is playing a long game, with a view to later profits.
"The new smart Glass to be introduced by Samsung is a new concept of wearable device that can lead to an exciting culture of communication," said the source.
"The smart Glass will present our aim to lead the new market with proven capability. Wearable devices can't generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets." µ
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