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 - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
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 - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
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 - Gorilla Glass DX, DX+ to now protect your phone cameras, will debut on a Samsung phone
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.
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.