At its Unpacked event in Berlin, Samsung today unveiled its first ever VR headset – the Gear VR. The Korean technology giant has partnered with Oculus, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. As part of the deal, Samsung will provide the hardware and Oculus will contribute in the technical and software parts. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 India launch set for June 21, price could range between Rs 15,000 - Rs 20,000
“The Samsung Gear VR goes far beyond expectations of how mobile technology can be used to consume content, and is a powerful representation of the progressive innovation of the Gear series,” Samsung mobile division head, JK Shin said in a statement. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests
Much like the Google Cardboard, the incredibly cheap VR headset that Google launched earlier this year at its Google IO event which worked with smartphones, Gear VR headset couples with the 5.7-inch Quad HD Galaxy Note 4 to provide a 3D display. The headset also carries a side trackpad for navigation and gaming in addition to volume and back buttons. Do note that Gear VR will only work with the Galaxy Note 4. Also Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsApp
Unlike the Oculus Rift and 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. The company hasn’t revealed the pricing just yet, but confirmed that it will launch the Gear VR some time this fall.