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Samsung introduces new Gear VR controller

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PRESS RELEASE

London, UK – February 27, 2017 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus, the company’s first-ever Gear VR headset with a controller. The Gear VR with Controller expands Samsung’s virtual reality ecosystem and makes it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences.

For optimal play and convenience, the Controller features an ergonomic, curved design, offering convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction with minimised head movement for a comfortable user experience. In addition, the Controller provides users with:

  • Various Motion Input for a Better VR Experience – The Touchpad provides quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, enabling various forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, among other actions, while the Trigger allows for enhanced gaming experiences.
  • Minimised Movement for Long-time Use – The Home, Volume and Back keys located on the Controller give users everything they need in easy reach so that they can keep their focus on immersive content.
  • A Secure Grip for Comfortable Play – Even during the most active movements, the Controller’s wrist strap offers a secure grip for comfortable and secure play.

“At Samsung, we are focused on setting and exceeding the standard for VR experiences, making them even more accessible and delivering the highest in quality,” said YH Lee, Executive Vice President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Gear VR with Controller expands our VR ecosystem to help consumers get more engaged and immersed in VR content – whether it’s games or videos.”

For an expansive viewing experience, the Gear VR with Controller offers 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Field of View) and advanced distortion correction technology to minimise motion sickness. The Samsung Gear VR with Controller will support both micro USB and USB Type-C port with a converter in-box. Additionally, the Gear VR will have a strap on the headset to hold the Controller when it is not in use. 

The latest edition of the Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5,mS6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.

New Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications

 

 

Samsung Gear VR with Controller

 

Controller

Dimension / Weight

207.8 x 122.5 x 98.6mm / 345g

Dimension / Weight

108.1 x 48.1 x 38.2mm / 64.3g

Optical Lens

Φ42, FOV 101º x6.25

Control & Function

Touchpad (Clickable), Trigger, Home Key, Back Key, Volume Key

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Magnetic

Compatibility

Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5,

S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

Battery

AAA Battery * 2ea (1000mAh, average 2 hours of daily use will last for 40 days)

 

*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. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com