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Samsung Gear VR Gets Refreshed at MWC 2017; Comes With Touch Controller

Samsung Gear VR Gets Refreshed at MWC 2017; Comes With Touch Controller
Samsung has launched the latest version of its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset at MWC 2017
and for the first time around, the South Korean company has introduced a
VR controller that goes along with the headset. The new controller is
aimed at providing users with convenience while interacting with the
user interface in VR apps and games with the help of the headset.
The
South Korean conglomerate says that the curved design of the newly
introduced Gear VR controller offers users with convenient one-hand
control and provides better motion interaction with minimised head
movement. The touchpad on the motion controller provides quicker
selection and interaction within VR apps. With the controller, users get
the ability to “point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, among other actions,
while the Trigger allows for enhanced gaming experiences,” the company
said. The Home, Volume and Back keys located on the controller help
users to navigate easily within the interface.
“At
Samsung, we are focused on setting and exceeding the standard for VR
experiences, making them even more accessible and delivering the highest
in quality,” Younghee Lee, executive vice president of mobile
communications business at Samsung Electronics, was quoted as saying in
company’s blog post.
“The Gear VR with Controller expands our VR ecosystem to help consumers
get more engaged and immersed in VR content – whether it’s games or
videos,” Lee said.
Samsung Gear VR Gets Refreshed at MWC 2017; Comes With Touch ControllerThe
Gear VR with controller offers 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Field
of View) and “advanced distortion correction technology” to minimize
users’ motion sickness. The Samsung Gear VR with Controller will support
both Micro-USB and USB Type-C port with a converter in-box. Further,
the new Gear VR comes with a strap on the headset that allows it to hold
the controller when it is not being used.

The
new Gear VR with controller is compatible with Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7
edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge
smartphones. You can find the full specifications of the new Gear VR
over here.

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