Samsung Gear VR announced in partnership with Oculus, priced at $99
Samsung and Oculus have come together and announced new Gear VR headsets. It comes in Frost White colors and will be priced at US$ 99. The device will start shipping in USA in November, just before Black Friday. Global release is expected soon.
Samsung Gear VR Specifications, Features
The Virtual Reality headsets have dimensions of 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm and weighs 310 Grams. It is compatible with most of the Samsung phones that launched in 2015 (Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge+ etc) and is connected via MicroUSB.
It comes bundles with sensors like Proximity for mount and un-mount detection, Accelerator and Gyro meter. It has 96-degree field of view and IPD Coverage of 54 ~ 70 using Fixed Lenses.
The Touch Pad has also been improved greatly for ease of access to the films, 360 degree video, Gaming etc. It also supports Twitch Straming and Netflix services.
Samsung has also added a special foam cushions, making the VR Headsets more comfortable for long use.