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Oculus Rift DK2 uses a Samsung smartphone screen as its display

1:00 PM on 08.01.2014 // Brittany Vincent

This thing's got the biggest bezels I've ever seen!

During a teardown of the new Oculus Rift DK 2 unit, iFixit.com has found that the Oculus Rift uses a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 screen as its display unit.

Speculation is that with Oculus trying to ship 45,000 units as well as having a partnership with Samsung this was a great economical move on their part.

The screen is a sharp 5.7" Super AMOLED 1080p screen that appears to be overclocked to 75 Hz from the Galaxy Note 3's original 60 Hz. A closer look shows that Oculus ended up leaving the Synaptics S5050A touchscreen controller intact as well.

Check it out here, as well as the rest of the teardown.

Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Teardown [iFixit]


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