Whilst the virtual reality (VR) headlines often revolve around VR on console (i.e. the activities of the PlayStation VR or the AWOL VR of the XBox One X) and VR on PC (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and to a far lesser extent OSVR) one platform that remains strong is mobile. Without question mobile VR is the most accessible platform for newcomers to try VR on, and it is a platform, with head-mounted displays (HMDs) like the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View which continues to be popular.
Samsung, who are celebrating this weekend after taking Intel’s crown as the world’s biggest chipmaker, have been offering a bundle deal involving the Korean firm’s Galaxy S8 smartphone. The UK arm of Samsung is offering purchasers of the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ the Gear VR complete with it’s controller for the reduced sum of £50 (GBP).
“It’s a brilliant time to explore new worlds.” Say Samsung on a promotional page for the deal. “Because now, when you buy the Galaxy S8, you can get hold of the amazing Gear VR with Controller for just £50. You can also claim an entertainment and gaming bundle from the Oculus store worth up to £39.”
The Oculus store bundle in question is one that has been in operation since the end of June but will only continue to run until 15th August 2017. However the UK residents only have until the end of the month in order to be able to claim the reduced price Gear VR which can be done when purchasing either Galaxy from the Samsung Store.
VRFocus will bring you more news regarding the Samsung Gear VR in the near future. For all the latest specifically on the Gear VR click the HMD (or any others listed for news focused on them) at the top of the website.