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New Samsung Gear VR pictures surface, this time from the front

More pictures of Samsung's virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, have appeared online, showing off a reflective mirror finish on the front panel.
August 25, 2014
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A number of details regarding Samsung‘s efforts in the virtual reality space have appeared over the past couple of months, including a look at Samsung’s VR software and even a picture of the headset. Now another batch of pictures have appeared, this time of the headset’s front panel.

Based on the highly reflective nature of the images, it appears that the Gear VR has a mirror-like material on the front of the device. Quite the departure from what we have seen of the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus. Some of Samsung’s units have a reflective blue coat, whilst others appear unpainted. It is not yet clear if Samsung plans to release the Gear VR in multiple colours or not.

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Considering that screenshots from Samsung’s VR companion app suggest that the device’s display will have a “see-through” mode, to allow users to look through the headset  into the real world, perhaps Samsung is hoping that customers will find the Gear VR’s mirror finish fashionable enough to wear outside too.


Along with the new images comes a small screenshot of the devices RRA certification, which contains a few of the product’s details – reaffirming the Gear VR nametag and also spilling the beans on the headset’s SM-R230 model number.

Samsung will hopefully lift the lid of its Gear VR headset at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin, where the company is also expected to launch the Galaxy Note 4 and possibly a new smartwatch as well.