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Samsung Launches 'Gear VR' Mobile Virtual Reality Headset in India

Published on : January 23, 2016
Samsung Launches \'Gear VR\' Mobile Virtual Reality Headset in India

Samsung Electronics, in association with Oculus, has launched its mobile virtual reality headset, Samsung Gear VR, in India. The company said users can now experience a new level of mobile entertainment with 2D and 3D videos, immersive gaming across genres, 360 degree video and experiential content on their Gear VR.


Compatible with Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge, the Gear VR will use each device's super AMOLED display and resolution to provide the color, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality experience.

Manu Sharma, Director, Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics India, said, "The Gear VR presents the unique opportunity for consumers to get an immersive, interactive Virtual Reality experience. Samsung will be at the forefront of this exciting revolution to create further 'wow' moments in our consumers' lives."

Intuitive design
Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, the Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear. Ergonomic adjustable straps make the VR extremely easy to wear and use. The Gear VR also comes with an embossed marker in the center of the touchpad for quick orientation.

Immersive viewing experience
The Samsung Gear VR delivers Virtual Reality on the go that shifts the bar for immersive mobile entertainment. Powered by the Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy smartphones, which boast of vivid, lifelike images with high pixel density, 96 degree wide field of view, headset allows users to have an extremely immersive viewing experience. The Gear VR is crafted in a way to provide reduced motion blur and therefore less or no dizziness.

Convenience and Connectivity
The Samsung Gear VR uses the Galaxy smartphones for optimum mobility, consumers can use the VR anytime and anywhere without having to resort to cumbersome cables. The VR is also equipped with a Pass-Through feature that allows users to stay connected with the real world, getting notifications of incoming calls or messages.

Rich Content
Users can play and experience over 150+ games and apps on the Samsung Gear VR. This growing list of content can be downloaded from the Oculus Store. Games, covering a wide variety of popular genres, can be experienced in a completely new way by making the user believe they are actually inside the game. Users can also pair the Gear VR with a game pad to optimize the gaming experience for games with complicated controls.

Samsung said the Gear VR is a user's ideal movie partner, with options such as Cinema, Multi-Screen and Home Theatre that virtually scale up the experience of regular 2D and 3D videos to the level of a Movie Hall. Travel fanatics can also take 360 degree virtual tours of some of the most exciting places on earth.

Samsung has additionally launched special VR Apps for users. The VR Internet Browser allows the user to browse the Internet and enjoy content in the scaled up Cinema mode. The VR Gallery app makes the phone gallery, containing the user's photos and videos, available for viewing in the larger-than-life VR.

The Samsung Gear VR will be available across all Samsung's retail channels at a price of Rs. 8,200/-. Flipkart is the online partner for Gear VR.

Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications
- Dimension / Weight: 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 318g
- Sensor: Accelerator, Gyro sensor, Proximity (Mount/ Unmount Detection)
- Field of View (FOV): 96 degrees
- IPD Coverage: 54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)
- Color: Frost White
- Compatibility: microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 5, Note 5 Dual SIM, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

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