Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display (VR) has been one of the best ways to enjoy virtual reality (VR) since the device launched last year. While the two current models are classed as developer kits (or Innovator Editions), a consumer version is yet to materialise. Samsung has said one would be released this year but has yet to unveil anything at events like Unpacked last month and IFA in Berlin this month. Now on the internet rumour mill is a claim that the smartphone manufacturer maybe working on a dedicated VR HMD.
In an article by Techno Buffalo, the website sites a report published in Korea that claims Samsung is working on a VR HMD that would be released next year. By the suggestion of a ‘dedicated’ headset, it hints towards a device like the Oculus Rift or HTC’s Vive, which would need a desktop PC. Samsung maybe planning to see how successful those two HMD’s are before revealing any such device.
But this is all rumour, there’s a possibility an announcement on the Gear VR consumer version could occur at this weeks Oculus Connect 2 event, Oculus who Samsung partnered with, to create the Innovator Editions, but even that isn’t guaranteed.
VRFocus will be bringing you all the latest news and announcement from the Oculus Connect 2 event as it happens.