With electronics industry giants such as Samsung, Google and Sony now all involved with virtual reality (VR) technology, it was only a matter of time before other companies started to reveal their own entries into the market. South Korean outlet LG is one of the first to do so. The company has this week unveiled VR for G3, a brand new smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) to complement its own LG G3 handset. The kit is set to be bundled in with the smartphone itself in the near future.
VR for G3 is a plastic HMD that includes holes for the volume buttons on the G3 handset. The phone itself has a slightly smaller display than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, which runs with the company’s own Gear VR HMD. That said, it boasts the same 1440 x 2560 resolution as the Galaxy Note 4. LG hasn’t said if it was planning to work on its own software to support VR for G3, suggesting that the device might simply rely on the wide variety of VR compatible apps already available on the Android operating system (OS) with which the phone runs.
Release details for the device are thin at this point in time. While the company has stated that a bundle will be available in ‘selected markets’, there’s no word on what those markets are. As for buying the kit by itself, a release date and price is yet to be mentioned.
VRFocus will continue to follow VR for G3 closely, reporting back with any further updates on the device.