Samsung has been pretty busy this year with lots of devices in her calendar. The latest gadget addition to the Samsung brand is the Gear VR. This isn’t actually the first time Samsung will be launching this kind of device, this can best be described as the cheaper version.
Samsung and Oculus have partnered again to develop a new Gear headset (Samsung Gear VR) which was officially announced yesterday.
Based on assumptions before now, the new Samsung Gear VR will be compatible with the newly launched Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. As a matter of fact, Samsung says the device will be compatible with all sophisticated Samsung smartphones produced this year. However, it is not clear if older devices will be compatible with the device although the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as the Note 4 worked with the previous models.
For those who may not understand what a VR means, its full meaning is Virtual Reality and according to Wikipedia, it can also be referred to as Immersive Multimedia or computer simulated life. It’s a device that replicates an environment that simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds and let’s the user interact in that world.
If that doesn’t really make sense to you, this video could give you more insight to the technology.
The new Samsung Gear VR in terms of design, isn’t quite different from the previous virtual reality headsets manufactured by Samsung. The basic difference in terms of design is the new revampered trackpad.
While the previous versions of Samsung’s VR costs about $199 when newly launched, the new Gear VR costs $99. The new gear VR according to Samsung, will be available in the US starting November which is just before black friday. Subsequently, the new VR will be launched in other regions as Samsung says it’s going to be a global launch. Along with the Gear VR, contents will be provided by Samsung including TiVo, Netflix and Twitch.
Talking about Black Friday, We are eagerly waiting for that. It’s a sales period where you can buy products at ridiculous prices. Are you excited about the Samsung Gear VR as well as the upcoming black Friday sales?