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Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset price and launch date leaked

At its Unpacked event in Berlin last month, Samsung took the wraps off its virtual reality headset called Gear VR. While the company was not ready to give the pricing or launch details for the headset

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At its Unpacked event in Berlin last month, Samsung took the wraps off its virtual reality headset called Gear VR. While the company was not ready to give the pricing or launch details for the headset, a leaked document has given us a fair idea about both of them, GforGames reports. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 get Alt Z Life software update in India

According to the leaked memo, the Gear VR will be available in select markets on December 1, and will be priced around $187 (Rs 11,400 approximately). The leaked document is said to be for Samsung’s customer service representatives to help them answer questions regarding various new Samsung devices including the Galaxy Note 4, Gear S smartwatch and the Gear VR. There is no way of saying how authentic the document is, and we would advise you to take it with a pinch of salt. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to release in India on August 28, reveals Amazon listing

Samsung teamed up with Oculus to build the Gear VR, which is compatible with the Galaxy Note 4. The headset carries a side trackpad for navigation and gaming, in addition to volume and back buttons. Unlike the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus, Gear VR is completely wireless. It also comes with an accelerometer and a gyrometer for tracking head left and right, but not forward or backward. The headset provides 96-degree field of view and a 60Hz refresh rate. Our colleagues at BGR Classic spent some time with the headset and here are their first impressions. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S10 available for less than Rs 50,000 on Amazon: Check offers and other details

RELATED: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to launch in India on October 10

Before the Gear VR goes on sale, Samsung is planning on launching its flagship Galaxy Note 4 in some markets, including India. The flagship phablet will be launched in India on October 10. It features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display, 1.9GHz Exynos octa-core (1.9GHz quad-core+1.3GHz quad-core) processor paired with 3GB of RAM.

RELATED: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hands-on: Does Apple’s iPhone 6 phablet stand a chance?

The phablet also features 16-megapixel rear camera, 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB internal storage, microSD card support, and 3,220mAh battery. On the software front, the phablet runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The leaked Gear VR memo follows below.gear-vr-release-date-leaked-memo

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  • Published Date: October 7, 2014 12:13 PM IST



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