comscore Next-gen Samsung Gear VR expected to launch “soon”: CEO JK Shin

Next-gen Samsung Gear VR expected to launch “soon”: CEO JK Shin


When Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this year, the company also announced the Gear VR headset for these smartphones. While the same did not happen at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ launch event, Samsung is expected to reveal the next Gear VR headset soon. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition render leaks, could replace Galaxy S10 Lite

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According to CNET, Samsung s CEO JK Shin has confirmed that the third generation Gear VR headset will be launched soon. While he declined to comment on the launch date, it is expected that Samsung could showcase the new Gear VR headset at the IFA event in Berlin on September 3. Samsung has already teased the highly anticipated circular smartwatch Gear S2, which is set to launch at the same event. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy A50 get August 2020 security update

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The first generation of Gear VR headset was created in collaboration with Facebook’s Oculus and it was only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4. While the second generation headset was tailored to work with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the latest version is expected to work with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.

The previous two versions of Gear VR headsets were priced at $199.99 (approximately Rs 13,000), and the new headset is expected to be sold in the same price bracket.

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  • Published Date: August 14, 2015 7:26 PM IST

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