Weeks ahead of IFA in London, Berlin, a purported image of Samsung’s virtual reality headset has hit in the Net. The Verge snagged a shot of the device and reports the company will unveil it, along with the Galaxy Note 4 at its Unpacked event. According to the publication, the headset is codenamed Project Moonlight and will be similar to Google Cardboard, allowing users to pair it with a smartphone display that transports them “into an immersive world.”
Project Moonlight features a focus dial and detachable lid that holds a Galaxy phone in place. The Verge breaks it down for us:
Besides the lenses, Project Moonlight appears to have a focus dial and may have a Micro USB connection to the phone. The headset is pictured here next to a Galaxy S5, but given the positioning alongside the Note 4 launch, it’s almost certain that the newest phone in Samsung’s smartphone stable will be compatible. A lid appears to be used to hold the phone in place once it’s connected.
Ironically, Oculus is rumored to be working with Samsung on the device, as its Rift headset coincidentally uses the Note 3 display. We’ll learn more when the Android kingpin reveals its VR headset and the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA in September.