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When it comes to big plays in the consumer tech world, Virtual and Augmented Reality are some of the areas with the most vested interest. To that end, a number of companies are keeping their VR plans close to the chest. Case in point Samsung, which reportedly had a prototype device stored behind closed doors at MWC 17 earlier in the year. 

The prototype device in question is called the Exynos VR III, and details about it have surfaced via VR eye-tracking specialists Visual Camp. Adding credence to the claims is a story by Liliputing, which too unpacks the Exynos VR III's specifications, along with showcasing an image of the reported prototype. 

According to the pair, the Exynos VR III currently sports a 10 nm SoC (System on Chip) design with Mali G71 graphics. As The Verge points out, the specifications are in line with Exynos' Series 9 CPU. To that end, it's capable of powering a dual WQHD+ display with a 2560x1440 resolution, or alternatively a single 4K screen at an estimated 75 Hz. 

Added to this is Gaze Tracking, a feature which is said to detect where the VR headset wearer is looking. Visual Camp also notes that the Exynos VR III will cater to hand tracking and facial expression recognition. 

To date, Samsung has yet to officially comment on the Exynos VR III, but with the company needing to refresh its VR headset offerings with one capable of competing with the Oculus or HTC Vive devices, a refresh is definitely not out the question.    

Could an announcement be imminent?

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