Thursday, September 24, 2015

Samsung unveils new VR headset for latest Galaxy phones. Press Release.

This photo released by Samsung Electronics Co. on Sept. 25, 2015, shows the new Samsung Gear VR and Samsung smartphones that work on the device. 

Samsung unveiled today September 25, 2015 a new versions of its VR (Virtual Reality) device which supports the Galaxy high end smartphones like the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge plus, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

The VR allows users to enjoy gaming and movie contents with a 360 degrees rotation view. The Galaxys with Super AMOLED displays will bring vivid content to them.

The device will cost $99.- in the USA and will be available world wide in Q4 2015.

Press Release:

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
[Seoul, South Korea, September 25, 2015] – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its first Gear VR device aimed to consumers, extending its leadership in the wearables 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.
“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.

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

Sensor :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

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