In a room cordoned off from the Mobile World Congress audience, Samsung was showing off untethered headsets that operate independent of smartphones.
These were prototype devices meant mainly to show off the processing power of its Exynos chips. Samsung already offers tethered Gear VR headsets, but now wants outside companies to use its latest Exynos 9 chip in untethered VR headsets and smartphones of their own.
Exynos chips have been more of an internal project for Samsung, and have been used in the company’s Galaxy phones. Just a handful of outside phone makers, like Meizu, have used the chips in their handsets.