Samsung Gear VR Tipped to Hit Markets on December 1

Samsung Gear VR Tipped to Hit Markets on December 1

Samsung, after introducing its Gear VR virtual-reality headset last month, is now rumoured to make the head-mounted accessory finally available in the markets starting December 1.

First introduced alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 4 Edge phablet at the company's pre-IFA event in September, the Samsung Gear VR according to a leaked document might first reach its home turf Korea on December 1 - followed by other regions.

The document, spotted by GforGames website, also indicates a KRW 200,000 price tag which translates to roughly Rs. 11,500. However, users would also need the Galaxy Note 4 to use the Gear VR.

Notably, last month the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset went up for pre-order via a third-party retailer in the UK, revealing pricing details. However, no availability was defined by the retailer, which had listed a price tag of $249 (roughly Rs. 15,100).

South Korean giant claims that the newly announced Gear VR has been optimised for the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, which will be used as the VR headset's display. The Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Quad-HD (1440x2560 pixel) Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 515pi.

At the IFA 2014 announcement, Samsung said the Gear VR will be available in Frost White colour via the company's online sites and selective carriers this year.

The Samsung Gear VR is built with "soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials," adds the company. The device can work wirelessly and features high frame rate of up to 60fps. It comes with sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetic, and proximity sensor, while measures 198x116x90mm. The device offers 96 degree field of view.

Samsung has also tied up with companies such as Marvel, DreamWorks, and Legendary Pictures for the content of the Gear VR.


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