Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the talk of the town lately. After numerous leaks and rumors, the smartphone was finally unveiled in New York on August 23. Apart from the fact that the device offers improved S Pen capabilities and a dual camera setup, it also boasts a large display. The 6.3-inch infinity display is a tad bit larger than that of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus which is the reason why the telecom giant Samsung also presented a brand new Gear VR along side the launch of its much-anticipated device.
The latest Gear VR headset retails for $129.99 (Approx. Rs. 8300) in the US and is already up for grabs on Samsung's online stores in the country. There is no difference at all in the previous and the new version of Gear VR apart from the size factor of the two headsets.
This means that the Galaxy Note 8 will only be compatible with the newer version of VR headset. However, the latest Gear VR is compatible with previous flagship devices from Samsung including Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and the Galaxy Note 5.
The new Gear VR has a bigger slot so that the Galaxy Note 8 fits into it perfectly. There is nothing new about it, which is why Samsung did not unveil it at the New York launch event.
Consumers who pre-booked the Galaxy Note 8 can avail either a Gear 360 or a wireless charging setup at no additional cost although users will have to shell out more than 100 bucks to get some VR experience on the latest smartphone.