Samsung brings the world of mobile virtual reality to Australia with the Gear VR

Sep 24, 2014

Gear VR to offer an immersive experience using Galaxy Note 4

Samsung brings the world of mobile virtual reality to Australia with the Gear VR

Sydney, AustraliaSeptember 23, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced local availability of its next generation in interactive wearable technology, the Samsung Gear VRInnovator Edition. Available in November with a RRP of $249, the Samsung Gear VR delivers a completely new way to experience content using a mobile device and extends Samsung’s portfolio of immersive technology.

The result of a partnership with Oculus, a Facebookcompany anda leader in virtual reality technology, the Samsung Gear VR createsan immersive mobile virtual reality experience that Samsung has never before delivered to Australians.

“The Samsung Gear VR in Australia is the most exciting piece of technology to enter our mobile device portfolio and represents our relentless focus on delivering products that have the ability to change mobile experiences for our customers,” said Arno Lenior – Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics Australia. “The Gear VR will offer Australians the ability to experience content on their Galaxy Note 4 screen using an immersive headset we have developed with the amazing Oculus platform for virtual reality technology.”

“With the Note 4 and Gear VR, users can literally enter into a whole new and immersive virtual world seamlessly, having amazing experiences from any location. This is how we have redefined a smartphone.” Lenior added.

When used in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone device, the Samsung Gear VR delivers an amazing viewing experience through the 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of Galaxy Note 4. The combined technology provides a stunning and engaging visual experience. The fast response time of the display and low latency, combined with the Gear VR’s sensor technology for head movement tracking, delivers a seamless user experience.

Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, the Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear and is also completely wireless, so users can be fully engaged in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer.

With a selection of optimised virtual reality content made available to download from the global online Oculus store, Australians will be able to enjoy dynamic 360 degree video, games, andeducational/experiential content.

 

*Do not use Gear VR if you are under the age of 13 and please see a doctor before using Gear VR if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition or have had a seizure linked to an epileptic condition. Always be aware of your surroundings when using the Gear VR and remain seated at all times. Immediately discontinue use of Gear VR if you experience any visual abnormalities, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, any discomfort or pain, or any symptoms similar to motion sickness.

 

Note to Editors:

Product Specifications for Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

Gear VR

Optical Lens

 96˚ Field of View

Sensor

 Accelerator, Gyrometer, Magnetic, Proximity

Motion to Photon Latency

 < 20ms

Focal Adjustment

 Covers Nearsighted / Farsighted Eyes

Interpupillary Distance

Coverage

 55 ~ 71 mm

Physical User Interface

 Touch Pad, Back Button, Volume Key

Connection

 microUSB 1.1 connection to the Galaxy Note 4

Dimension (Headset)

 198(W) x 116(L) x 90(H)mm

Galaxy Note 4

Display

 5.7 inch (143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440)

Camera (Pass-Through)

 High Frame Rate Preview (60fps)

Audio

 3D Spatial Sound on Samsung VR Player for VR Gallery contents (Earphone needed)

** All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com

 

About Oculus VR, Inc.

Oculus, a Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) company, is revolutionizing the way people experience video games and other digital content. The company’s first product, the highly anticipated Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows players to step inside the game. It provides an immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience with an ultra-wide field of view and super low latency head tracking. For more information, visit: www.oculusvr.com.

 

Contact:

Lisa Skupch

Edelman for Samsung Australia

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