Samsung has a new flagship device and it (obviously?) requires a pair of VR glasses of its own. The current Gear VR is made for the Galaxy Note 4, and while I’m sure you can make it work with the S6 – that won’t be the best setup ever. Simply put – the Note 4 is much bigger than the S6. And since the S6 is a flagship product, it *gotta* have its own Gear VR model.
And that’s exactly what Samsung unveiled, a smaller Gear VR Innovator Edition device, made to accommodate the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
Specs wise, this is the same Gear VR we’ve seen last year; it too will rely on content made for Oculus’ glasses to do its magic. Sure, there will be some things that are available exclusively on Gear VR, but you get the point.
The Korean giant promises “fully immersive and cinematic virtual reality experience, with improved viewing as well as a more comfortable design.” Perhaps more important, the Gear VR for Galaxy S6 is 15% smaller than its bigger brother, while its ergonomically redesigned straps give better weight balance to support an extended VR experience.
Related to that, the Gear VR can now be powered with its USB port for extended usage time. So yes, you can forget your worries and let go in the virtual world, brought to you by Samsung and Oculus. This world includes a selection of optimized, localized virtual reality content from top-tier creators including VR games and 360 degree videos such as a new performance from Cirque du Soleil, Kurios. Enjoy… virtually.
No word on pricing, but it’s only obvious this thing costs more than Google Cardboard, which BTW, will “get the job done” for a majority of users. Don’t let that stop you from spending your hard-earned cash, though. 😉