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 ifixit.com 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.