Earlier this month, we reported that Samsung might release a new Gear VR in the coming weeks and new information has leaked, revealing that the new Gear VR headset is already available for purchase and carries a price tag of €€90.
Leaksterposted information on Twitter, revealing that Samsung’s upcoming headset will be called the New Gear VR (SM-R323). The post also revealed that the new headset is already on sale at certain retailers and carries a price tag of €90.
However, the post didn’t specify which retailer is selling the product. The leak also mentioned that the New Gear VR will be compatible with the current Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to be unveiled on August 2.
Samsung could introduce the new Gear VR together with the Note 7
Rumors on a new Gear VR from Samsung started surfacing ever since leaks on the upcoming display resolution and type of USB ports on the Note 7 first surfaced online.
The upcomingis said to have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, but the rumored USB Type-C port would make it incompatible with the Gear VR launched earlier this year. Samsung’s Gear VR was offered for free with the Galaxy S7 and or sold as a separate product carrying a price of about $100 in the US and €100 in Europe.
Because of the current Gear VR’s incompatibility with the Galaxy Note 7, some speculated that Samsung would launch a new Gear VR headset and it turns out that the company did just that. The new Gear VR is said to be compatible with both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Note 7, which means that it could carry both USB Type-C and a regular USB port.
Whatever the case, as the official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7 approaches rapidly, more information on the matter will surely surface soon.
Samsung New Gear VR (SM-R323) yes, that’s what they call it. Fits S6, S7, Note 4, Note 5 and Note 7. listed for 90 Euro at some retailers. — Roland Quandt (@rquandt)