Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition
Oculus and Samsung have joined forces to create the Gear VR. The system uses the new new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with its Quad HD low-persistence 5.7 inch 1440p AMOLED screen for the display. By the looks of the images the Note simply slots into the front of the Gear VR with the built in lenses providing a 96 degree field of view. The best thing about this new system is that its totally wireless so it can be used anywhere as long as your phone has power.
The innovator edition will ship this Autumn to developers and those of you who just want to have a play with it along with the following oculus developed apps
- Oculus Home is a simple interface for connecting to the Oculus Store, where you can discover, download, and launch VR content.
- Oculus Cinema is a virtual movie theater, where you can playback your favorite 2D and 3D movies in a variety of theater environments.
- Oculus 360 Videos and Oculus 360 Photos are experiences that allow you to playback panoramic content in VR.
Looks like it could be the end of crowded noisy cinemas for ever. Imagine enjoying your own personal IMAX on a long haul flight!? the future is bright for VR.
These are the specs of the Gear VR as well as the Note 4 according to the Samsung Website