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First image of Gear VR hits the web, alongside a few new details
We’ve heard more than one report claiming Samsung is getting ready to jump into the virtual reality game with its own Android-centric solution. Most recently, there’s even talk about Oculus providing the device’s software as part of a collaborative effort.
Now a new report from SamMobile rehashes some of the previous things we’ve heard about the headset, while adding a few new details. Most importantly, it appears they have managed to get their hands on two images related to the project. No word on where exactly the images come from, though we are guessing they are out of some sort of tutorial setup or something similar.
What the images tell us is, first, what the Samsung Gear VR (it’s apparent name) branding/logo might look like and in a second image we get a peak at the device’s design. Any other new details? Not much, other than we know that the headset will contain some sort of touch pad. The report also echoes previous claims about the VR headset, such as the fact it will utilize an Android phone for its motion sensors and the Galaxy phone will likely also act as the headset’s display. It is also mentioned that the rear camera on the phone will be used to give you a “window” into the real world while you are playing games and doing various other activities.
The Samsung Gear VR is expected to arrive alongside the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA in September. It’s unknown exactly what apps Samsung will have ready from day one, but reportedly there will be more than just games with talk of a VR gallery, video player and more.
What do you think, like the idea of a lower-cost Android VR headset from Samsung? Will the Korean giant be able to gain more momentum in the VR market than it has it other wearable categories like smartwatches? Let us know what you think in the comments.