Samsung today announced its first Gear VR device

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Samsung and Oculus Introduce the First Consumer Version of Gear VR

Samsung and Oculus deliver a new and refined Gear VR, with hundreds of new content options, to the most enjoyable and comfortable mobile VR experience

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. today announced its first Gear VR device aimed to consumers, extending its leadership in the wearable’s category. The latest edition of the Gear VR 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 experience.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Attendees test out the first consumer version of the Samsung Gear VR at Oculus Connect 2 Developers Conference 2015 at Loews Hollywood Hotel on September 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Samsung)
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Samsung Gear VR at Oculus Connect 2 Developers Conference 2015 at Loews Hollywood Hotel on September 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

“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.”

 

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.

 

“Together with Samsung, we’ve redefined virtual reality and created the best mobile VR experience available today,” said Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus. “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.”

 

The Samsung Gear VR will be available in Frost White for USD 99 starting this fall.

 

Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications

Dimension / Weight 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 310g
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

 

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.