Samsung and Microsoft will unveil MR headset at IFA: report

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Samsung is planning to launch an augmented and virtual reality headset, according to The Korea Times.

The company is reportedly working with Microsoft to develop this “powerful” wireless headset and will debut it at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, starting this August.

While Samsung and Microsoft’s relationship has been somewhat contentious in the past due to a royalty dispute, the companies are reportedly putting that behind them in the development of this headset.

Korea Times stated that an official involved with the project told the publication:

“Samsung Electronics is working on developing cordless and high-priced headsets supporting both VR and AR. Definitely, Samsung plans to use in-house application processors, OLED displays and sensors. But more importantly, Microsoft has lowered its demand for royalties as it is taking a multi-pronged approach to delivering a rich ecosystem of games and applications that will entice users.”

This isn’t the first time Samsung and Microsoft have come together to work on a product in the recent past, either. More than a year ago, Samsung and Microsoft announced a partnership on a new Galaxy Book 2-in-1 at Mobile World Congress.

Source: The Korea Times