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There’s a Samsung screen inside the latest Oculus Rift devkit


The second version of Oculus VR’s Rift devkit has begun shipping across the globe. Now that the unit is in the hands of geeky people everywhere, it was only a matter of time before somebody disassembled a Rift devkit 2 to see what makes the thing tick.

Tech website has taken a screwdriver to Oculus VR’s latest Rift iteration, and they’ve discovered some interesting things. Aside from featuring 40 infrared sensors all over, the Rift devkit 2 features a Samsung Note 3 screen. The screen itself is covered up by a rubber housing, but after some persuasion that housing can be removed to reveal the Samsung logo. Even the touchscreen module is left attached. The Note 3’s screen is a 5.7” Super AMOLED that Oculus has overclocked to refresh at 75Hz with a resolution of 960×1080 per eye.

You can check out a video of the complete teardown after the jump. It’s very interesting and I recommend giving it a watch if the Rift is something you’ve been keeping an eye on.

As Polygon points out, the addition of a Samsung screen lends credence to the rumour that Oculus VR and Samsung are collaborating to bring a VR solution to mobile phones.


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  • Michael Bouwer

    I want :(

  • De4thDr4g0n

    I just have to say it, Samsung is REALLY stepping up its game these last couple of years.


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