The new Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2, or DK2 for short, started shipping this week; and as the first units begin arriving to eager gamers and developers alike, iFixIt has posted the first teardown of the device. If you don’t know much about the new DK2, its most prominent upgrade over the first edition Rift is its new, 1080P display. Speculation grew as to exactly what panel Oculus would use for the new DK2, but the teardown from iFixIt reveals in fact that the display has been provided by Samsung.
Perhaps most interesting though about the display used is not just that it’s any Samsung display, but rather that it’s the exact display used in the Galaxy Note 3, home button slot and all. It’s certainly obvious that Oculus and Samsung made no sort of deal as to what display was going to be used, as it looks as if Oculus purchased some replacement Galaxy Note 3 displays off eBay and popped them into the unit.
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