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Samsung Gear VR 2017 Revealed: Galaxy S8 Compatible, Handheld Controller, May Arrive In March

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Samsung Gear VR 2017 Revealed: Galaxy S8 Compatible, Handheld Controller, May Arrive In March

Paul Briden 20/02/2017 - 3:18pm

Samsung is prepping some other Gear VR headset for the Galaxy S8 and it includes a hand held controller

Samsung is it seems that running on a brand new model of its Gear VR headset hardware which can take a leaf out of the Google Daydream View's ebook through having a devoted controller. The unique Gear VR operated by the use of a small touchpad keep an eye on fixed at the aspect of the headset, however it is idea that the addition of a hand held controller will permit a greater gaming revel in, in addition to making consumer interplay with menus more uncomplicated - that is all according to the truth that comments from the Daydream View's regulate gadget has been in large part sure.

Phrase comes by the use of Twitter source Roland Quandt, who unearths one of the crucial main points and suggests the headset will land inside of 2017, most likely as early as subsequent month (March), most likely implying that it may well be in attendance at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

"Samsung Gear VR SM-R324 is coming - similar as SM-R323 for S7, however will get other entrance duvet to carry Galaxy S8 - and a unmarried hand controller," he said.

It is comprehensible that Samsung will need to stay the design equivalent, most probably for backwards compatibility causes, in addition to returning consumer familiarity. It is not transparent how a lot backwards compatibility there might be, then again, as it is slightly believable the brand new Gear VR could have been designed with Google's Daydream venture specs in thoughts, and this will get rid of using older hardware. What is extra, it is been established in previous rumours that the Galaxy S8's 4K show used to be designed with VR use in thoughts, most probably as a part of a pairing with this new Gear VR.


The controller seems to include an analogue keep an eye on stick and a suite of buttons, very similar to a console controller. That is consistent with renders of the software (by means of SamMobile) and apparently that the controller would possibly connect to the headset identical to the Daydream View. What is now not transparent is whether or not, just like the Daydream View, the controller will incorporate movement sensors and keep an eye on in addition to direct enter by means of bodily keys; Google's answer lets in quite Nintendo Wii-like enter within the digital setting, which could also be one thing noticed at the HTC Vive.

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