TechCrunch is reporting that Samsung is gearing up for its own VR headset to launch later this year.
We’ve already heard rumors about the headset, but this new report confirms it will be called the Aloma.
The Aloma is rumored to use a Samsung-designed, 5.5-inch OLED display that supports VR (as opposed to a regular OLED display), and is said to run on a quad-core Snapdragon 821 CPU and Adreno 540 GPU.
This would put it ahead of Oculus’ Vive, which uses a similar chip and also supports VR.
Aloma is set to be released in Q4 2017.
Samsung isn’t yet saying when we can expect to see the Alomas release, but we’re told it will probably be in Q1 2018.
The company says that Alomacard will have a battery life of up to 10 hours of playing, and will also feature an app store that can store a variety of VR experiences.
Alomas also seem like a very good fit for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge lineup.
Both are expected to come with a 6-inch Super AMOLED display and have an 8MP camera.
If Aloma can make the leap to the larger-screen Galaxy S8, Samsung will have two new big phones in the pipeline.
The S8 and S8+ will both sport AMOLES, which Samsung has been working on for a while.
Alumas release date will likely come at some point this year, and Samsung is currently working on a few other hardware-related products.
We’ll be keeping you updated as we hear more.