Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced the arrival of its latest consumer version of the Samsung Gear VR in Malaysia, an improved and more ergonomic version of the Innovator Edition for S6 that was launched earlier this year.
Boasting a ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology packed in a lightweight wireless headset, Samsung has now extended the Gear VR’s compatibility to include the Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ with an retail price of RM459 (including 6% GST).
“Samsung has been at the forefront of delivering mobile experiences and the new Gear VR is no exception. We see virtual reality as the next computing platform, and this time we are making immersive VR entertainment more accessible and affordable for customers with the introduction of our improved Gear VR,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
Leveraging on the super AMOLED display of its complementing devices, the new Gear VR gives a whole new meaning to immersive video experience and virtual gaming reality – providing sharp colours, supreme clarity and unrivalled performance for an amazing virtual reality experience, Samsung said.
The Samsung Gear VR is 19 percent lighter than the previous Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, and includes new foam cushioning for added comfort. In addition, the new Gear VR’s improved 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 is offered in Frost White and is available in 28 selected Samsung Electronics Stores (SES) nationwide.
Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications:
|Dimension / Weight||201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 317.5g|
|Sensor||Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection)|
|FOV (Field of View)||96 degrees|
|IPD Coverage||54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)|
|Compatibility||microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge|