MWC 2017: The specifications of new Samsung Gear VR with remote controller announced

The Galaxy Tab S3 and convertible Galaxy Book tablets come with the third generation of the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality glasses with included control and better specifications. VR glasses designed specifically for Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and also for the current Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. They promise to improve the experience of using virtual reality glasses, thanks to a remote control that includes touchpad and trigger. All its features and details are listed below.

Virtual reality is one of the latest implementations on the Android software platform. In the hands of DayDream, Google opened the way to this new technology not only with native support in Android Nougat, but also launched its own VR glasses with command to show the world the maximum in hardware and squeeze the maximum possibilities and experience of virtual reality.

In a clear move to continue innovating in this field, Samsung today presented at the Mobile World Congress a third generation of their virtual reality glasses, the Samsung Gear VR with remove.

As we have already indicated, the biggest novelty of Samsung’s new virtual reality glasses is the introduction of a small remote control developed in collaboration with Oculus. This addition not only enhances the functionality of the Gear VR, but also offers a redesign that fully affects the experience of using the glasses.

The main reason is that through this small remote, the user has the ability to feel more immersion in the compatible content as it improves the ergonomics and ease of use of the virtual reality interface. This is why the buttons and input systems are included in the remote of the new Gear VR.

With regard to the improvements of the glasses themselves, are the new optics of 42 millimeters that have been designed to minimize eye fatigue. Also, the angle of vision is improved, since the new Gear VR offers an angle of action of 101 degrees.

Gear VR Command Details

In addition to the motion sensors, the remote includes a touch-sensitive touchpad with which the user is able to perform faster and more precise movements through the interface. This improves the interaction offered by the previous Gear VR through its own side touchpad and physical buttons. The control also comes with a trigger at the bottom with which the mark is intended to facilitate the user to play video games. To this trigger is added other physical buttons located at the top, next to the touchpad, that perform the functions of Home, volume and back. To top it off, the accessory control has a strap to ensure maximum grip and comfort.

As far as the autonomy is concerned, the signature includes in the specifications a battery life of about 80 hours, thanks to the introduction of two AAA type batteries with a load of 1,000 mAh.

Compatibility of the new Gear VR

The new Samsung Gear VR virtual reality glasses with remote will be available for Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The sales package includes an adapter with microUSB and USB-C connectors.


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