Here's a closer look at the new Gear VR controller3
In a bid to keep up with the competition, Samsung and Oculus announced a new version of the Gear VR at MWC, that too has its own dedicated controller. In fact, apart from a few cosmetic changes here and there, the main difference between the old and the new Gear VR is the wireless controller.
Similarly to the Daydream View controller, this one also features accelerometers and a gyroscope to track user movements. Samsung’s offering also has “trigger” button, a clickable touch pad, volume rocker, and home and back buttons on the front. It runs on two AAA batteries and fits comfortably in the hand, albeit its small size.
Here are some photos of the new Gear VR controller that Engadget took during their hands-on with the device: