Upgraded Samsung Gear VR to launch with the Galaxy Note 7

In the aftermath of the unveiling of its latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has announced that it will be launching an updated version of its virtual reality headset, the Samsung Gear VR headset.


The new version of the Gear VR sports some advanced specs over its predecessor, which include:

  • Dimensions: 207.8 * 122.5 * 98.6.
  • Weight: 312 grams.
  • USB Type-C support.
  • New Micro-USB connector included which can be swapped with the USB Type-C connector.
  • Field of View widened from 96o to 101o.
  • New Touchpad.


The new Gear VR headset will be compatible with the following Samsung smartphones:

The upgraded Samsung Gear VR is already up for pre-order (from August 3) and will start selling on the same date as the Galaxy Note 7, August 19, for $99.

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