The tech giant, the world’s largest maker of consumer electronics, and Samsung Electronics Co. have joined forces to create an innovative new headset that’s based on the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform.
The headset is called Samsung’s VRHound, and it will be available for sale in the U.S. in December, said Kevin Chen, chief marketing officer of Samsung Electronics, which makes Gear VR headsets.
The new headset is powered by a new “Oculus” processor and features an OLED display that displays images from the Oculus App Store, said James Chen, vice president of Samsung’s Global Innovation & Partnerships.
The headset is also a VR headset, meaning that it is capable of playing games, playing movies, and streaming videos.
The Samsung VRHounds will run on an Nvidia Tegra 4 chip that runs a version of the Oculus software, according to Chen.
It will be the first VR headset to be based on Oculus technology, which was announced last year.
Chen did not specify a price.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said last year that the VRHoon was planned for launch in 2020.
Apple is making a concerted effort to get people to use its new VR headset.
Apple launched its first wearable device, the iPhone X, at the Consumer Electronics Show last week in Las Vegas.
The company said it was launching its first consumer VR headset for the Oculus, which is designed to let users walk around the virtual world.
The Oculus is designed for people who have had a traumatic brain injury, according the company.
Oculus is also trying to improve the quality of life for people with traumatic brain injuries by using artificial intelligence, Chen said.
Chesapeake Energy Corp., which owns about 90% of Samsung, said it would pay $5 million to $10 million to Samsung to license its technology.
The money will be used to develop new products that will be made by Samsung.
Cynthia Lissner, the president of research at the Center for the Study of the Internet and Society at the University of Southern California, said the company could have done more.
Samsung’s focus on VR could have led to more people buying the Oculus and paying for it, she said.
The news comes just days after Apple unveiled its new Apple Watch with a version that allows users to track their health.