The Samsung Gear VR leaks in photo

The Samsung Gear VR leaks in photo
Samsung's VR headset, expected to be introduced at IFA in Berlin next month, is now rumored to carry the name of the Samsung Gear VR (for Virtual Reality, of course). A picture showing the device, reveals what appears to be a dial that helps the user focus. A USB port will apparently allow for the headset to sync with a Samsung smartphone, and that same phone docks with the Gear VR for a virtual reality experience. A lid keeps the phone in place.

The Gear VR is a product that we've written about before, last month to be exact. It features an OLED display and a touchpad, and the phone's accelerometer and gyroscope helps orient it. The rear camera from the smartphone provides video images, and the phone itself drives the content to the Gear VR. The model in the picture, is the Samsung Galaxy S5.

As we noted above, the Samsung Gear VR (code named Project Moonlight) will be unveiled at IFA in Berlin. The Gear VR SDK should be released shortly afterward. There is no expected timeframe for the release of the device. You can check out the leaked image of the product, below. With the use of the Samsung Gear name for its smartwatches and now this, it looks the moniker will stick as a way to denote the manufacturer's wearable products.

Expected at IFA next month, the Samsung Gear VR

Expected at IFA next month, the Samsung Gear VR


source: TheVerge via AndroidCentral

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20 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Not nice looking.

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Completely disagree. That's a nice looking device.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

PS controller looks way much better

19. marcguard

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I love samsung, but the controller dont look nice for me too,nut the VR headset is very nice! Hope it comes at IFA!

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

problem here other then your prada looking pic is its the non cardboard vr that google gave out for free the only diff here is samsung split the screen on the phone to make all games 3d. this will only work if price is low.

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Do you normally use 'VR headset' to attract girls/guys or to show-off?

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Flop.

3. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Samsung is making its way into every nook and cranny of technology. A little annoying but the best of luck to them anyways

4. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Some funky looking goggles you got there Samsung

5. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

This is for playing games?

18. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Yes. They are trying to compete with the oculus rift and project morpheus

7. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Samsung wants to steal the thunder first in the market. Good for me since competition is on the way.

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

controller doesnt look bad, but VR for a phone? That's seriously stupid. Just release the controller Sammy and ditch the gimmick!

11. wilsong17 unregistered

What happen to the note 3 controlled

12. crestfallen

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Totally unnecessary. i guess Samsung is feeling the heat of fast-growing competitors that's why they're releasing crap such as this one to maintain face. It was just cellphones before, but now it's gadgets, gimmicks and 'toys', oh my!

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Future is here? Already?

17. imparanoic

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

any estimated prices, my guess is US$300/euro200/gbp180/HK$2200/JPY20,000.plus a price on a s5/note3/note4/s4, i don't think they will sell more than a million, no software developers has announced support, will capcom/konami/activision/ea support this VR machines more than a single game, time will tell

20. marcguard

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Any news about the release date?? Still specting it for IFA?

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