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Published on February 10th, 2015 | by admin

Samsung brings the world of mobile virtual reality to Australia with the Gear VR

Gear VR to offer an immersive experience using Galaxy Note 4

Sydney, Australia – February 10, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced local availability of its next generation in interactive wearable technology, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. Available in February with a RRP of $249, the Samsung Gear VR delivers a completely new way to experience content using a mobile device and extends Samsung’s portfolio of immersive technology.

The result of a partnership with Oculus, a Facebook company and a leader in virtual reality technology, the Samsung Gear VR creates an immersive mobile virtual reality experience that Samsung has never before delivered to Australians.

“The Samsung Gear VR in Australia is the most exciting piece of technology to enter our mobile device portfolio and represents our relentless focus on delivering products that have the ability to change mobile experiences for our customers,” said Arno Lenior – Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics Australia. “The Gear VR will offer Australians the ability to experience content on their Galaxy Note 4 screen using an immersive headset we have developed with the amazing Oculus platform for virtual reality technology.”

“With the Note 4 and Gear VR, users can literally enter into a whole new and immersive virtual world seamlessly, having amazing experiences from any location. This is how we have redefined a smartphone.” Lenior added.

When used in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone device, the Samsung Gear VR delivers an amazing viewing experience through the 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of Galaxy Note 4. The combined technology provides a stunning and engaging visual experience. The fast response time of the display and low latency, combined with the Gear VR’s sensor technology for head movement tracking, delivers a seamless user experience.

Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, the Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear and is also completely wireless, so users can be fully engaged in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer.

With a selection of optimised virtual reality content made available to download from the global online Oculus store, Australians will be able to enjoy dynamic 360 degree video, games, and educational/experiential content.

The Samsung Gear VR will be available from 10 February 2015 from Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney and online from the Samsung e-store with a RRP of $249.

* Do not use Gear VR if you are under the age of 13 and please see a doctor before using Gear VR if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition or have had a seizure linked to an epileptic condition. Always be aware of your surroundings when using the Gear VR and remain seated at all times. Immediately discontinue use of Gear VR if you experience any visual abnormalities, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, any discomfort or pain, or any symptoms similar to motion sickness.

Product Specifications for Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

Optical Lens

96˚ Field of View

Sensor

Accelerator, Gyrometer, Magnetic, Proximity

Motion to Photon Latency

< 20ms

Focal Adjustment

Covers Nearsighted / Farsighted Eyes

Gear VR

Interpupillary Distance

55 ~ 71 mm

Coverage

Physical User Interface

Touch Pad, Back Button, Volume Key

Connection

microUSB 1.1 connection to the Galaxy Note 4

Dimension (Headset)

198(W) x 116(L) x 90(H)mm

Display

5.7 inch (143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560

x 1440)

Galaxy Note 4

Camera (Pass-Through)

High Frame Rate Preview (60fps)

Audio

3D Spatial Sound on Samsung VR Player for VR

Gallery contents (Earphone needed)

** All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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