New Samsung Gear VR Announced, Will Cost $99 At Launch

Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR

Today, Samsung and Oculus have announced a new and refined Gear VR aimed to consumers. Samsung claims that the new version is 22 percent lighter than the previous Innovator Edition launched earlier this year. This latest version is compatible with even more smartphones including Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.

Samsung has been at the forefront of delivering mobile experiences and ‘Gear VR Innovator Edition’ launched last year was no exception.

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.

JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics

Together with Samsung, we’ve redefined virtual reality and created the best mobile VR experience available today.

On Gear VR, people are playing immersive VR games with friends, sharing 360 video experiences, and teleporting around the world with photos and videos – and it’s only the beginning for what’s possible with mobile VR.

Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus

The Gear VR will be available in one color, Frost White, during its launch. But we hope Samsung will release other models with more color options.

The Samsung Gear VR will launch this fall and will cost $99, which is $100 cheaper than the Gear VR Innovator Edition.

Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications

Dimension / Weight 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 310 g
Sensor Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity(Mount/Unmount Detection)
FOV (Field of View) 96 degrees
IPD Coverage 54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)
Color Frost White
Compatibility microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge


Source: Samsung

Amarnath Natarajan

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