Samsung is supposed to show off its VR headset early next month at the IFA 2014. It uses a smartphone as display like the Google Cardboard VR headset kit.
Forget expensive virtual reality headsets. The future seems to be smartphone powered VR headsets. Google surprised with a cardboard VR headset. At first I thought it is an April Fools' prank, but it is actually an ingenious way to create a cheap virtual reality headset. You only need cardboard, lenses and some other small things and of course a smartphone to build a fully working virtual reality headset.
Now The Verge leaked some images that show the rumored Samsung VR headset that is supposed to be unveiled on September 3 at the IFA 2014. The images reveal that the Samsung VR headset works on the same concept like the Google Cardboard.
The Samsung VR headset requires a smartphone to be attached to the headset system. It is a great concept as it dramatically lowers complexity and cost of VR headsets.
The Samsung VR headset looks more sophisticated than the DIY Google Cardboard and is likely offering a better experience. The question is who owns the patent on sticking a smartphone into a VR headset?