Samsung launches next generation Gear VR

Aug 17. 2016

Teleporting you to a whole new world

    • Samsung推出新一代Gear VR
    • Samsung推出新一代Gear VR
    • Samsung推出新一代Gear VR

Hong Kong – August 17, 2016 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd today announced the arrival of next generation virtual reality headset Gear VR, so as to continue bringing the best VR experience to users.The new Gear VR refines operational experience by adding a home button, uplifts visual by expanding the field-of-view to 101 degrees, and also boosts wearing comfortability. Users can effortlessly immerse themselves in a realistic and exciting mobile world with the new Gear VR.

“Samsung has long been reinventing its products by continuous researches and ongoing improvements to further extend the boundary of mobile experience,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President & Head of Information Technology and Mobile Communication Business, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. “The new Gear VR gives an upgraded operational, visual and wearing experience, once again demonstrating Samsung’s leadership role in the fields of wearable technology and virtual reality.”

Immersive VR Experience

The Gear VR makes perfect use of Samsung’s Super AMOLED screens to deliver vivid images with stark contrast. Users can see vibrant colors of the world just by putting on the Gear VR. The new generation headset also expanded user’s field-of-view to 101 degrees, delivering an even wider, more natural and realistic visual sensation. With precise head tracking and 3D spatial sound[1], the new Gear VR is sure to bring users a comprehensive and convincing 360 experience.

Wearing and Viewing Comfort

To maximize wearing comfort, Samsung reduced the perceived weight of the new Gear VR, as well as included soft suede face foam fitting various face shapes. Motion blur and judder is also decreased in the new Gear VR. With high frame rate of 60fps, users will be able to visualize bright and clear images even when tilting their heads.

Support High Quality Content

Next generation Gear VR is equipped with USB Type-C and micro USB ports. This enables the new Gear VR to be not only compatible with Galaxy Note7, S7, S6, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 edge and S7 edge, but also third party devices such as external sensors, OTG USBs or 4D experience tools. Samsung Gear VR users can also download more than 300 high quality games and applications via Oculus, including Minecraft, Gunjack, Netflix and etc., indulging themselves into the unparalleled virtual world.

Availability, Suggested Retail Price and Pre Order Details

Samsung Gear VR will be available in Hong Kong on the following dates with the suggested retail price as follows:

Model

Color

Available Dates

Suggested Retail Prices

Gear VR

Blue Black

26 August, 2016

HKD888

Special Offers

Customers will receive an Oculus Game Package as gift when buying the new Samsung Gear VR. Enjoying top quality VR content is as easy as ever:

•From 26 August to 31 October, first 6,500 customers who purchase the new Samsung Gear VR can receive a free Oculus Game Package (valued at HKD390)*. Gifts are available on a first-come, first-served basis and quotas apply while stocks last.

•A total of 6 games are included in the Oculus Game Package, including “Annie Amber”, “End Space”, “The Ocean Rift”, “Goosebumps Night of Scares”, “Esper 2” and “Please, Don’t Touch Anything”.

*Users must register on ClubS before 31 October, 2016. Successful registrants will receive an email from ClubS, with a voucher code and redemption details listed. Users can download games for free at Oculus store by inputting voucher code.

Samsung Gear VR Specifications:

Dimension

207.8mm (W) x 122.5mm (L) x 98.6mm (H)

Weight

312g (total weight with front cover: 345g)

Field Of View

101°

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity

Color

Blue Black

Compatibility

USB Type-C, Micro USB holders (able to connect and use with Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+)

***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.

For more product information, please visit www.samsung.com/hk_en/ or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.

[1] Depends on mobile apps

 

 

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