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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.


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]

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Published July 8, 2014 — 22:46 UTC