Samsung and Oculus announce new Gear VR, available in November for $99

Samsung and Oculus has unveiled new version of Gear VR headset. Aimed at consumers, the new Gear VR is compatible with whole 2015 line of Samsung Smartphones including the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+.

Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR is 22 percent lighter than previous Gear VR Innovator Edition and gets an improved touchpad that provides easier control to access films, gaming, 360 degree video and experiential content available for Gear VR. It also comes with a new foam cushioning to make the device more comfortable to wear. Gear VR is bringing Netflix and Twitch streaming to the device and will soon add more content in near future.

Samsung Gear VR-1

Key specifications of Gear VR:

  • Dimension: 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm; Weight: 310g
  • Sensors: Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity(Mount/Unmount Detection)
  • 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

The Samsung Gear VR will be available in Frost White for $ 99 and will ship in November before Black Friday in the US and will head worldwide shortly after.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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