VRJournal confirmed Tuesday that Samsung Electronics is ready to roll out its eagerly awaited offering to the virtual reality world.
The consumer electronics giant has just announced that the new Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus is available for pre-order in the U.S.
We’re told that the new consumer edition of the Gear VR is compatible with Samsung’s 2015 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, utilizing each device’s super AMOLED display to provide the color, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality experience.
“Samsung is leveraging its leadership in mobile, by giving millions of Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners’ access to amazing virtual reality experiences including immersive games, the ability to explore beautiful photographs and exciting videos in 360 degrees, and much more,” says Nick DiCarlo, vice president of Immersive Products and Virtual Reality at Samsung Electronics America. “The quality of the VR experience provided by Galaxy smartphones and Oculus software is unparalleled, taking virtual reality out of the early adopter space and into the mainstream with this revolutionary product.”
The $99 Gear VR is now available for pre-order on Samsung.com, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com and will begin shipping by November 20th.