Samsung Gear VR Will get Refreshed at MWC 2017; Comes With Contact Controller


Samsung has launched the newest model of its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset at MWC 2017 and for the primary time round, the South Korean firm has launched a VR controller that goes together with the headset. The brand new controller is aimed toward offering customers with comfort whereas interacting with the person interface in VR apps and video games with the assistance of the headset.

The South Korean conglomerate says that the curved design of the newly launched Gear VR controller affords customers with handy one-hand management and offers higher movement interplay with minimised head motion. The touchpad on the movement controller offers faster choice and interplay inside VR apps. With the controller, customers get the power to “level, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, amongst different actions, whereas the Set off permits for enhanced gaming experiences,” the corporate stated. The Residence, Quantity and Again keys positioned on the controller assist customers to navigate simply throughout the interface.

“At Samsung, we’re centered on setting and exceeding the usual for VR experiences, making them much more accessible and delivering the best in high quality,” Younghee Lee, govt vice chairman of cell communications enterprise at Samsung Electronics, was quoted as saying in firm’s blog post. “The Gear VR with Controller expands our VR ecosystem to assist shoppers get extra engaged and immersed in VR content material – whether or not it is video games or movies,” Lee stated.

The Gear VR with controller affords 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Subject of View) and “superior distortion correction expertise” to reduce customers’ movement illness. The Samsung Gear VR with Controller will help each Micro-USB and USB Kind-C port with a converter in-box. Additional, the brand new Gear VR comes with a strap on the headset that enables it to carry the controller when it’s not getting used.

The brand new Gear VR with controller is suitable with Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Word 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. You could find the total specs of the brand new Gear VR over here.