Samsung and Oculus collaborate to create an immersive new dimension
of mobile life with the first widely available mobile
The result of a deep and integrated partnership with Oculus, a Facebook company and a leader in virtual reality technology, the Samsung Gear VR creates an immersive mobile virtual reality experience that the industry has never seen before.
“The Samsung Gear VR goes far beyond expectations of how mobile technology can be used to consume content, and is a powerful representation of the progressive innovation of the Gear series,” said JK Shin, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “We are pleased to have partnered with Oculus VR to bring this incredibly immersive mobile content experience to consumers.”
"We are thrilled to reveal the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a state-of-the-art mobile
The Samsung Gear VR delivers an unrivaled viewing experience with the 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of Galaxy Note 4 providing stunning and engaging visuals at a mobile-leading resolution. With the Gear VR Innovator Edition, users can sit in the best seat of a theater, can be on-stage of a performance with full 360 3D video, and can enjoy gaming like it’s never been seen before - inside stunning worlds where imagination becomes reality. Samsung’s industry leading Super AMOLED display technology and cutting-edge Oculus-driven technologies fuse to create an experience that surprises and delights – all on a mobile device.
Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear. It is completely wireless, so users can be fully engaged in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer. With a robust selection of optimized virtual reality content from a wide range of top-tier creators, users will be able to enjoy a wide range of film, gaming, 360 degree video, and educational/experiential content.
The Samsung Gear VR will be available in Frost White through the Samsung online channel and selectively by carriers this year. Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com and www.oculus.com/blog/.
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Product Specifications for Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition
Designed for innovative consumers, specifically
|Gear ||Optical Lens||96° Field of View|
|Sensor||Accelerator, Gyrometer, Magnetic, Proximity|
|Motion to Photon Latency||< 20ms|
|Focal Adjustment||Covers Nearsighted / Farsighted Eyes|
|55 ~ 71 mm|
|Physical User Interface||Touch Pad, Back Button, Volume Key|
|Connection||microUSB 1.1 connection to the Galaxy Note 4|
|Dimension (Headset)||198(W) x 116(L) x 90(H)mm|
Available through |
|microSD Card(16GB) in-box: A collection of 360-degree videos and 3D movie trailers from major studios will be pre-loaded.|
|As part of the Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron partnership
with Samsung, Gear VR users will gain exclusive access to |
|IMAX offers samples of |
|DreamWorks VR from DreamWorks Animation allows Samsung Gear
|Legendary's Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot is an immersive content experience that puts viewers at center of the action with Samsung Gear VR.|
|Cirque du Soleil Media presents a 360 live-action 3D |
|M-GO Advanced, a new paradigm for digital video virtual reality applications, offers an unmatched interactive search and discovery of the latest premium movie and TV show content with Samsung Gear VR.|
|Vevo offers more than 100,000 HD music videos, live concert events and original programming that can be enjoyed in an immersive, full-screen theater experience on Samsung Gear VR.|
|Protocol Zero(working title) from DENA enablesSamsung Gear VR players to infiltrate enemy grounds undetected in blackout conditions with hi-tech optics including night vision, X-ray vision, and thermal vision.|
|Galaxy Note 4||Display||5.7 inch (143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440)|
|Camera (Pass-Through)||High Frame Rate Preview (60fps)|
3D Spatial Sound on Samsung VR Player for |
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* 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.
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