Samsung will soon launch a new Gear VR headset (for the Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+)


Back in March, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the company also unveiled a new Gear VR headset to accompany the two handsets. We were kind of expecting yet another new Gear VR to be presented today, alongside the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, though that did not happen. But Samsung is getting ready to introduce a new virtual reality headset anyway.

According to CNET, Samsung CEO JK Shin confirmed that a third-generation Gear VR should be released sometime "soon." Samsung might want to showcase the new headset at IFA 2015 in early September, when the company plans to also announce the Gear S2 circular smartwatch.

Obviously, the upcoming Samsung Gear VR should work with both the Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Since the previous two Gear VR models were priced at $199.99, we assume that the new one will also cost around $200. This, however, remains to be confirmed.

P.S.: The headset pictured above is the Gear VR for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

source: CNET via SamMobile

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