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This article was published on July 9, 2014

Leaked render reportedly outs Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR headset

Leaked render reportedly outs Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR headset
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Samsung and Oculus VR are believed to be working on a virtual reality headset together, with Oculus providing the software and Samsung producing the hardware. SamMobile has obtained a reported render of the headset, which is said to be called the Gear VR and could launch at the IFA 2014 trade show in September.

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From the looks of it, users will plug in their own Galaxy smartphones to use the device, relying on the phone’s sensors to power the head-tracking system. The headset also appears to have a trackpad on top and a “see-through button” for activating a camera to view your surroundings.

Samsung’s virtual reality headset will be called Gear VR, launch at IFA 2014 [SamMobile]

Image credits: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImagesSamMobile

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