Sunday, 26 February 2017

Samsung introduces new Gear VR with controller

Samsung at its MWC press conference has announced an updated Gear VR headset with a controller powered by Oculus.

The new controller sports an ergonomic, curved design, that allows one-hand control for better motion interaction. It also provides various forms of motion like ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot among other options for an enhanced gaming experience. 

The controller includes home, volume and back keys so you can easily move through the content without breaking immersion while playing or watching videos. It also has a wrist wrap to offer a secure grip.

The new Gear VR with controller features 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (field of view) and advanced distortion correction technology to minimize motion sickness. It supports both micro USB and USB Type-C port thanks to converter which comes bundled with the headset. 

The new Samsung Gear VR measures 207.8 x 122.5 x 98.6mm, weighs 345g and is compatible with Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung is yet to reveal the pricing and availability details.

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