Samsung XR Viewer Leaked Prototype

Prototype divulgué de la visionneuse Samsung XR

Samsung has made some forays into augmented reality and virtual reality, with devices such as the Samsung Gear VR, once considered one of the best mobile virtual reality headsets.

Samsung has ambitions to move towards extended reality (XR), and we know the company is working on a Samsung XR viewer. Today, a prototype of the Samsung XR viewer was leaked.

Chinese news site Vrtuoluo published specifications and images of a prototype Samsung XR viewfinder, but the site has since deleted its report. However, you can still find the content on Web Archive.

The report shares some images of a prototype Samsung XR viewfinder. This prototype has four tracking cameras that can be seen around the corners. It also includes two RGB cameras for color transmission and a depth sensor for environmental and hand tracking.

The XR's prototype viewfinder features OLED microdisplays. It would also use pancake-shaped lenses to reduce the thickness of the viewfinder.

The Visor uses the Samsung Exynos 2200 processor instead of the Qualcomm XR SoC. It remains to be seen what changes Samsung has made to the chip for this viewfinder.

Additionally, the report suggests that the Samsung XR's viewfinder does not have tracking drivers. Instead, it relies on hand and eye tracking, just like Apple's Vision Pro.

Since these details are based on a leaked prototype, the final product's specifications could change in the coming months. Some reports out of South Korea also suggest that the display has been delayed until mid-2024, with Samsung wanting to overhaul the product to better compete with Apple's Vision Pro.