Samsung showcase a new Gear VR headset with a new controller

Posted on Aug 3 2017 - 9:33pm by Daniel Fisher

Tech giant Samsung introduced the newest Gear VR model–and it comes out with a controller. The new Samsung Gear VR headset seems tremendously similar to the 2016 version, but for one change: there may be an all-new controller protected inside the field. Adding motion input (in addition to some more buttons) helps you to navigate and have interaction with VR content without having to paw on the headset’s buttons like we had to do previous iterations. Along a clickable touchpad, there may be a trigger, home, back and volume keys. The controller also has an magnetic sensors integrated, gyrometer and accelerometer, and the brand new hardware will work with Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge , the Note 5, as well as the Galaxy S6 series.

Samsung Gear VR with Controller Design

With its curved layout and circular trackpad, it looks a piece like a sized-down model of the controller that ships with the HTC Vive, and offers similar capability in that it permits new approaches of interacting with VR content, be it to factor, drag and drop, tilt or shoot. there is additionally a home button, extent rocker and returned button, while a trigger button sits underneath.

Samsung Gear VR with Controller Features

The gear VR additionally packs 42mm lenses with a hundred and one-degree area of View (FOV) as well as distortion correction generation to minimise motion illness and a 1,000mAh battery, which HTC claims will final for forty days if you’re using it for two hours each day. it will also guide both microUSB and USB-C port, with a converter blanketed inside the field.

There isn’t as a lot tech packed into Samsung’s — and the mobile-centric Gear VR does now not have any camera monitoring — however something that makes VR feel much less awkward is a welcome boost. Samsung has no longer announced pricing or a launch date for the gear VR with Controller.