The South Korean techie Samsung in ties with Oculus has unvieled its affordable Gear VR headset yesterday at the Oculus Connect Conference. Few days back, Samsung CEO JK Shin revealed the information about the availability of Gear VR device.
This new will be shipped first in US starting from November at a price of $99 (approx Rs. 6,500). Further, this device is compatible with all the Samsung devices that has been launched this year, where its predecessor only worked with Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6.
Moving on to the design, this VR headset is similar to its predecessor except the change in trackpad. With this device, new content has been made available including services such as Twitch, TiVo, Netflix, Lionsgate, Hulu and gaming titles such as Minecraft.
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.
Moreover, there is no information about the availability and the pricing on Indian market. Also, the company has mentioned that it will roll out to other market in the upcoming days.
"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."