It has long been reported that Samsung is working on a standalone virtual reality headset, one that will not require a smartphone to function. All of its internals will be packaged inside the headset itself. If a new report out of South Korea is believed, Samsung’s standalone Gear VR headset is going to have a very high-resolution display with a pixel density of 2,000 pixels-per-inch.
Take a second to recognize that the display inside this rumored VR headset will be in a league of its own, particularly when you compare it to the fact that the Oculus Rift has a pixel density of just 460 pixels per inch.
Some people might be concerned that using such a high resolution display in a VR headset is a recipe for disaster as the increased resolution will cause nausea. The report mentions that Samsung is of the view that once 1,000 ppi is exceeded, all realism and sickness issues are automatically eliminated.
Rumor has it that Samsung is working on an ultra-high-resolution OLED panel for the next-generation Gear VR which is going to be a standalone headset. The display panel is said to be 1,000 times more response than a conventional LCD display.
None of this has been officially confirmed as yet. Samsung is yet to provide any details about its future Gear VR plans. However, given the company’s focus on this segment, we can certainly expect great things from Samsung in VR in the future.