Samsung and Oculus have announced the launch of new Gear VR Headset. While the previous Gear VR was compatible with only a few Samsung smartphones, the new Gear VR is compatible with more smartphones. The new compatibility list of smartphones now also includes Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 and S6 Edge.
Compared to the previous version of Gear VR, the new version is 22 percent lighter and also features foam cushioning for more comfort. It also gives greater control to users with its refreshed touchpad. The device comes with accelerator, gyrometer and proximity sensors. It measures 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm, weighs 310 grams and will be available in Frost White color option.
Features Of New Gear VR Headset
- Dimensions: 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm
- Weight: 310 grams
- Field of View (FOV): 96 degrees
- Color Option: Frost White
“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,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics.
Price & Availability
The new Gear VR headset will be available for USD 99 (Rs. 6,500 approximately) in the US. There is no word on pricing and availability of the device in the Indian market.
“Together with Samsung, we’ve redefined virtual reality and created the best mobile VR experience available today. On Gear VR, people areplaying 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,” said Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus.
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