The Korean mobile company Samsung announced that it would soon enter the metaverse and virtual reality headset markets. The company revealed that it is already developing “extended reality” gear, which may be considered a reference to the creation of a VR headset.
TM Roh, the head of Samsung’s mobile experiences division, confirmed work on such a gadget but didn’t provide a timeframe for its release. However, he did, mention Google and fabless semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm as partners.
“Many different companies have been making these pronouncements about different realities. Therefore, we have also been making similar preparations, no less than any others,” Roh said.
Ro clarified why Samsung had delayed entering the market, claiming that the market and other comparable products introduced by rivals had not met with the anticipated success.
Samsung joins the ranks of those who have already released metaverse products, including HTC and Meta, and, as well as those who have plans to do so soon, like Apple.
According to Ro, Samsung’s new product would employ a Qualcomm CPU that was made specifically to perform better in virtual reality applications and a Google-powered OS.