Yesterday we reported on the three new devices released by Samsung on September 3: the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Edge and a new virtual reality headset, called the Samsung Gear VR. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the Samsung Gear VR and see how great it really is.
Samsung Gear VR
As mentioned earlier, Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset that is untethered, a novelty in the tech industry. It has a removable front where you need to insert the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in order for it to work. Unfortunately, the Samsung Gear VR only works with the Note 4, so if you want to experience the best of virtual reality, grab a hold of the Note 4 as soon as possible.
The Samsung Gear VR is in many ways, an add-on for the Galaxy Note 4. It uses the CPU of the smartphone to power its screen, which is a Quad HD 5.7-inch screen with 1440p. The impressive thing about the device is that is offers a viewing angle of 96 degrees, roughly the equivalent of standing six feet away from a 180-inch screen.
Samsung created the Samsung Gear VR in partnership with Oculus Mobile SDK. It took the team 12 months to create the software to support mobile virtual reality experiences. The device includes a 16 GB MicroSD that is formatted after 360-degree movies trailer and videos which makes it great for cinematic viewing.
Samsung has already declared that it will launch the Samsung Gear VR Innovator’s Edition for:
Innovative consumers, specifically VR enthusiasts, developers, mobile experts and professionals, and early technology adopters.
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