Samsung has today announced its latest edition of the affordable Gear VR made by Oculus, which is compatible with even more smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge, leveraging each device’s super AMOLED display to provide the color, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality mobile experience. The Gear VR is priced $99 and will be available in Frost White starting this fall.
The Samsung Gear VR is 22 percent lighter than previous Gear VR Innovator Edition, and includes new foam cushioning to make the device more comfortable to wear. In addition, the Gear VR’s touchpad has been improved, providing greater control while enjoying the robust selection of film, gaming, 360 degree video and experiential content available for Gear VR.
“Samsung has been at the forefront of delivering mobile experiences and ‘Gear VR Innovator Edition’ launched last year was no exception,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “We see virtual reality as the next computing platform, and we are thrilled to partner with Oculus on Gear VR to set the standard for mobile VR and bring this revolutionary product to consumers.”
Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications:
|Dimension / Weight||201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 310g|
|Sensor||Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity(Mount/Unmount Detection)|
*Field of View
|IPD Coverage||54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)|
|Compatibility||microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge|