Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset shell for Samsung mobile phones.
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Developer
Samsung and Oculus VR
Platforms
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy S6
All 2015 flagship phones
Display
5.7" 2560x1440 60Hz OLED (PenTile)
Resolution
1280x144 per eye
Low-persistence
Yes
FOV
96°D [1]
Optics

Tracking
1000 Hz high accuracy
Latency
< 20 ms
Weight
Innovator edition: ?
Consumer edition: 318 grams
Release date
ETA December 2014
 Price
Launch price : $199 [2]
$249 with Bluetooth gamepad [3]
$99 (all versions) 

See also :

History

http://samsungmobilepress.com/2014/09/03/Samsung-Explores-the-World-of-Mobile-Virtual-Reality-with-Gear-VR-1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRLy0QQI6xU#t=5572
http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/03/samsung-gear-vr-oculus-ceo-brendan-iribe/
http://www.oculusvr.com/blog/introducing-the-samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition/
http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/news/product/gear-vr
http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/gear-vr-how-samsung-makes-virtual-reality-a-reality/
http://www.reddit.com/r/GearVR/comments/33qjix/worldwide_commerce_go_buy_some_games_and_support/

December 2014 : first innovator edition (Galaxy Note 4)

March 2015 : second innovator edition (Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge)

November 2015 : consumer version (Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5)

Features

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2015/05/samsungs-gear-vr-patent-surfaces-describing-a-wide-range-of-future-features-in-the-pipeline.html

Confirmed


Unconfirmed


Positional tracking

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2gn9hv/john_carmack_on_twitter_working_on_using_the/

Hardware


Software

Oculus Mobile SDK for Samsung Note 4 (Samsung Gear VR)

Oculus Cinema
Oculus Home
Oculus 360 Videos
Oculus 360 Photos
Welcome to Virtual Reality
http://www.roadtovr.com/samsung-gear-vr-project-tango-ue4/

Media





Articles

Challenges of porting to Gear VR by Sergio Hidalgo (Dreadhalls) - September 3, 2014
Guest Blog: Choices and Tricks, The Visuals of Anshar Wars 2
Squeezing Performance out of your Unity Gear VR Game
Squeezing Performance out of your Unity Gear VR Game Continued
3 Insights for New Gear VR Developers from the Creator of ‘Darknet’

In the media

http://gizmodo.com/is-this-samsungs-phone-powered-vr-headset-1620418932
http://www.sammobile.com/2014/07/08/exclusive-samsungs-virtual-reality-headset-will-be-called-gear-vr-launch-at-ifa-2014/
http://www.sammobile.com/2014/05/23/report-samsung-developing-virtual-reality-headset-for-its-phones-and-tablets/
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/samsung-virtual-reality-gear-vr-amoled,27216.html
http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/8/5881921/samsung-gear-vr-headset-leaked
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/samsung-vr-headset-companion-app-leaked-tips-modular-design-565290
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/samsung-gear-vr-content-teaser-released-video-19-09-2014/

IFA 2014

http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/03/samsung-virtual-reality/
http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/3/6098745/samsung-gear-vr-oculus-announcement-hands-on
http://gizmodo.com/samsungs-answer-to-the-oculus-rift-is-a-phone-powered-v-1629923041
http://www.roadtovr.com/samsung-gear-vr-official-specifications-20ms-latency/
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-ifa-2014,news-19466.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/09/08/eyeballs-on-with-the-samsung-gear-vr/15304111/

Pre release

http://vrfocus.com/archives/8630/samsung-gear-vr-release-date-revealed/
http://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-announces-pricing-samsung-gear-vr-headset-pre-register-now-breaking/

SDC 2014

http://www.roadtovr.com/13-samsung-gear-vr-titles-sdc-2014/

MWC 2015

http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/01/samsung-gear-vr-2/
http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/01/samsung-to-offer-an-oculus-powered-gear-vr-for-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge/

2016

http://www.roadtovr.com/consumer-gear-vr-teardown-reveals-easily-replaceable-lenses/

Reviews

http://www.darknetgame.com/#!Launching-on-Gear-VR/c24e2/C08809D4-176B-423D-90AC-8BD8EEFF9426
http://doc-ok.org/?p=1066
http://www.examiner.com/article/review-samsung-gear-vr-is-biggest-technological-breakthrough-since-ipod
http://www.roadtovr.com/samsung-gear-vr-review-part-one-design-comparison-to-oculus-rift-dk2/
http://www.roadtovr.com/samsung-gear-vr-detailed-review-part-2-experience-gameplay-videos-passthrough-camera-oculus-home/
http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/17/samsung-gear-vr-review/
http://www.gizmag.com/samsung-gear-vr-oculus-games-review/35312/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huyd7FqQGFY
http://www.roadtovr.com/full-games-gear-vr-worth/
http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition-for-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge/

Relevant forum threads

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2ddkcf/this_is_samsungs_vr_headset/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2a5zlv/exclusive_samsungs_virtual_reality_headset_will/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2bo7ae/samsung_gear_vr_has_a_touchpad_on_the_side_should/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2e9unt/gear_vr_production_unit_leaked_in_photos/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2m3c8i/mobile_sdk_for_gear_vr_released/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2zi482/testedcom_testing_samsung_gear_vr_game_demos/
https://www.reddit.com/r/GoogleCardboard/comments/3o10rx/samsung_gear_vr_innovator_edition_for_note_4_or/

MWC 2015

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2xok4b/gearvr_pay_store_is_live/

Oculus Connect 2015

https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3m80q4/new_gearvr_supports_all_2015_galaxy_flagships_by/
https://www.reddit.com/r/GoogleCardboard/comments/3m85kt/gear_vr_consumer_version_will_cost_usd_99_work/

References

  1. ^ The 96 degrees listed by Samsung is measured diagonally, not horizontally.
  2. ^ Samsung says its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset will cost $199 (phablet not included)
  3. ^ Oculus Announces Pricing for Samsung Gear VR Headset Starting at $199

External links

Official website
Samsung Gear VR on Wikipedia
SideloadVR