Friday , October 20 2017

Samsung announces its own take on Glass with the Gear VR at IFA

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Samsung has recently announced their much rumoured Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. A virtual reality headset optimised for use with the Galaxy Note 4.

Gear VR Innovator Edition enables users to fully immerse themselves in a cinematic virtual reality environment. The Gear VR is powered by Oculus technology, which was purchased earlier this year by Facebook, after first launching on Kickstarter. Occulus has been a leader in virtual reality technology and gives Samsung an edge into the virtual reality experience.

JK Shin, President and CEO of IT Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics has saidthat “The Samsung Gear VR goes far beyond expectations of how mobile technology can be used to consume content, and is a powerful representation of the progressive innovation of the Gear series,” and that Samsung as a company “are pleased to have partnered with Oculus VR to bring this incredibly immersive mobile content experience to consumers.”

John Carmack, CTO of Oculus has gone on to say that “We are thrilled to reveal the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a state-of-the-art mobile VR experience powered by Oculus,” and that “The deep technical partnership with Samsung has enabled us to create a virtual reality headset with world class resolution and performance, all on a completely mobile platform.”

The Gear VR utelises the 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy Note 4 to help provide the virtual reality experience and this can help provide a 360 degree viewing experience at a concert or if you are a die hard gamer, provide a better and more immersive gaming experience.

The Gear VR is built from soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials helping make the Gear VR comfortable and lightweight to wear. Samsung are looking to hone in on users who want a VR experience without compromising on image quality.

Samsung Australia has advised that the ‘Gear VR will be launching in Australia later this year’, we’ll see pricing and exact dates closer to launch.

 
Source: Samsung.

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5 Comments on "Samsung announces its own take on Glass with the Gear VR at IFA"

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Samsung marketing manager
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Samsung marketing manager

VR for my phone???? why???

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I was a bit suprised not to see Carmack walk out wearing shorts.
I had to love how geeky he got in his presentation, you didn’t hear the other presenters talk about kernels and source code.
Interesitng to apprecaite how amoled was a better screen technology for VR to minimise motion lag.
Having tried the first release occulus, i can imagine the experience with a higher res screen.

ins0mniac1
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ins0mniac1

Like @Anthrox pointed out the headline is a bit misleading. Virtual reality ≠ augmented reality 🙂

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I really think this isn’t taken on glass at it its a whole different product

Ahmato27
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Ahmato27

Tell me about it.

This isn’t a HUD for visual assistance, this completely blanks out your vision and immersifies you in virtual reality, completely 2 different products for 2 different markets.

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