Samsung Gear VR Available to Buy in the UK from Today

Dec 02. 2015

Consumer edition of the Gear VR now available to buy online on the Samsung Shop

Samsung Electronics today announced the latest addition to its wearables category, the Gear VR, is now available to buy on the Samsung Shop, with major retailers including O2 to follow early in the new year.

Aimed at consumers, the latest edition of the Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge, leveraging each device’s super AMOLED display to provide the colour, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality experience.

The new Samsung Gear VR is 19 per cent lighter than the previous Gear VR Innovator Edition, and includes new foam cushioning to make the device even more comfortable to wear. In addition, the Gear VR’s touchpad provides greater control while enjoying the robust selection of film, gaming, 360 degree video and experiential content available for Gear VR.

The Samsung Gear VR will be available in Frost White from the Samsung Shop and O2 with an RRP of £80.

For more information, please visit

Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications:



Gear VR

Dimension / Weight

201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 318 g


Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount / Unmount Detection)

*Field of View

96 degrees

IPD Coverage

54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)


Frost White


microUSB connection to S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

* Features and functions will vary by market.
*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. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies that redefine the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space with the open platform SmartThings, our broad range of smart devices, and through proactive cross-industry collaboration. We employ 319000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, and for the latest news, feature articles and press material, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at