It’s Official: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Gets New Gear VR Headset


Samsung has made a new Gear VR official for the latest version of its phablet Galaxy Note 7, it’s sixth-generation gadget introduced. While the Galaxy Note 7 features a curved glass, a powerful chipset and an iris scanner for biometric authentication to use your eye for unlocking and Samsung Pass enables the Note7 for banking. Out-of-the-box, the Gear VR headset will work with the newly launched Note 7, using a USB Type-C port. Here are the details for the big deal.

Although an updated version of Samsung Gear VR which is the company’s mobile virtual reality headset. It features a new touchpad, USB-C compatibility, and has a slightly wider field to view (360-degrees). That revamped Gear VR will still cost $99, and it goes on sale August 19th, alongside the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Pre-order for both opening up on 3rd of August 2016.

About the refreshed Gear VR. Measures in at 207.8(W) x 122.5(L) x 98.6(H)mm and weighs 312g without the front cover. It has been widened the Field of View from 96-degrees to 101 degrees for immersive video and gaming experience. There’s still a micro USB connector with the headset Gear VR which will enable users to swap the Type-C connector. With the updated Gear VR, Samsung has not changed any major ones in terms of design, which will be compatible to support the Galaxy Note 7, S7/S7 Edge, Note 5, S6/S6 Edge and S6 Edge+.

What’s more touting here would  be Gear VR is still the best mobile virtual reality solution, and with the new version hands-on. It’s USB-C compatible, and that connection to the phone is modular. This doesn’t come in the form of a clumsy adaptor, instead, the connectors themselves can be swapped out. Just a flip a switch to “unlock” one from the headset, pull it out and then snap in the other one.

The new Gear VR also ditches the mostly all-white look for a dark blueish-black finish, which Samsung says is in direct contrast to customers who said the white interior of the old Gear VR reflected light and ruined the immersion. Now, the padding lines, the headset is thicker and softer, which usually makes it a bit more comfortable to wear and should block more light.

The South Korean company releases newer, faster, and higher-resolution phones in the future. Overall, the all-new Gear VR is a tighter, more polished version of the Samsung’s vision, currently.

It’s just your turn to grab a new Gear VR headset for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 give a facelift. For more details on what the new Note brings with it: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Announced: Specs, Price, Release Date.


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