Samsung And Oculus Announces Gear VR Device

Samsung and Oculus extended its market in the wearable device category with the releases of its first Gear VR device. The device is now compatible with smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.

Samsung and Oculus extended its market in the wearable device category with the releases of its first Gear VR device. The device is now compatible with smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.
 
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The new VR device is 22 percent lighter than previous Gear VR Innovator Edition. Also, for making it more comfortable to wear, it now includes a new foam cushioning. For giving finest experience, the touchpad has been improved, which would provide greater control while selecting film, games, 360 degree video for Gear VR.
 
JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. stated via official announcement:
 
“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.” 
 
 
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Here are the specifications:
  • Dimension / Weight: 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 310g
  • Field of View (FOV): 96 degrees
  • Sensor: Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity(Mount/Unmount Detection)
  • IPD Coverage: 54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)
  • Color: Frost White
  • Compatibility: microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge
It will be available in Frost White for USD 99 this fall.