Samsung's main product offering to the VR market is its Gear VR headset, which is compatible with the majority of the company's flagship smartphones, and also comes with a single handheld controller. The company also has its Samsung VR online service, where users can find a range of VR content. Samsung Gear VR owners also have access to exclusive content that is available on the Samsung VR online portal.In addition to the Gear VR, Samsung makes a host of peripheral devices that are aimed at VR content production. These include the Samsung Gear 360 and Samsung 360 Round, which are both 360 degree cameras for VR content capturing in the form of 360 degree pictures and videos.

The company also produces a Mixed Reality headset, the Samsung Odyssey headset, which was announced in October 2017 in partnership with Microsoft. The headset and controllers are designed for use with Windows Mixed Reality, and provide a 110-degree field of view, and includes a Six Degrees of Freedom (6 DOF) sensor.

Samsung is one of the world’s leading microchip manufacturers, and in November 2018 Samsung announced its latest offering to the sector – its Exynos 9 Series 9820 application processor, which the company states will have applications in the augmented & virtual reality domain due to its processing power. In August 2018, the company also announced its 16-gigabit GDDR6 memory chipset, which too has applications for use in a variety of fields, including video processing and AR/VR.

Looking forward, Samsung has not mentioned much about releasing a new or updated version of its Gear VR headset. In fact, it seems possible that the company will put its efforts in to the development of a hybrid VR/AR headset instead. According to an interview with in October 2018, DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung’s Mobile Division, hinted at the possible future release of a headset that incorporates both VR and AR. This is off the back of Koh’s comments in the same interview, where he stated that Samsung has identified and is working to overcome two obstacles when it comes to its VR headsets. The first is an issue of content, and the second is an issue of user comfort when wearing a headset.

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South Korea

Company Size
320,671 (as of 2018)

Company Email Format
Email formats for Samsung seem to vary widely. Examples include:


Vice Chairman and CEO, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd./President & CEO, Device Solutions (DS) – Kin Nam Kim

President & CEO, Consumer Electronics (CE) – Hyun Suk Kim

President & CEO, IT & Mobile Communications (IM) – Dong Jin Koh

President & CEO, Samsung Electronics Africa– Sung Yoon

President & CEO, Samsung Electronics America – Young Hoon Eom

President & CEO, Samsung Electronics North America – Tim Baxter

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Samsung Electronics America – Justin Denison

Director, Product Strategy & Marketing - Mobile Computing, Samsung Electronics America – Hassan Anjum

Director, Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America – Jonathan Wong

General Manager/ Head of Product Marketing, Mobile Computing, Samsung Electronics North America – Shoneel Kolhatkar

Senior Manager, Virtual Reality & Immersive Products Strategy, Samsung Electronics America – Stephen Hawke



Information up to date as of January 2, 2019

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