Samsung Announce Galaxy S6 Gear VR

Before the Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) and the Game Developers Conference (GDC) came Samsung’s press event named Unpacked. Here the tech giant unveiled a new phone to its flagship series the Galaxy S6. With this announcement came the news of a new version of the Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) for the new phone. However, this is not a new iteration of the device, but instead a variation.

The original HMD supported the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, an enlarged Android (OS) mobile device. The device featured a Quad-HD screen which was used for the Gear VR. This VR HMD has been rolling out to international territories as part of the company’s shipping plans.

Different from the Galaxy Note 4, the S6 and S6 Edge are both significantly smaller. Though it is 15% smaller, the company is quick to justify that it is the most powerful phone that it has created. With a pixel density which is 11% more than the Note 4, the S6 promises a better picture quality.

It is unknown whether the new version of the Gear VR will retain the same price of £169 GBP however, it is suggested that they will run the same content. This week Oculus VR is sharing a lot of prototypes this week at GDC. GearVR.uk will keep you updated on the latest on Samsung’s Gear VR.

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