New consumer version of Samsung Gear VR rolls out in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia January 1, 2016
- Improved and more ergonomic version of the Innovator Edition for S6
- Available in 28 selected Samsung Electronics Stores, retails for RM459
SAMSUNG Malaysia Electronics has announced the consumer version of Gear VR in Malaysia, which it described as an improved and more ergonomic version of the Innovator Edition for S6 that was launched earlier this year.
With its virtual reality (VR) technology packed in a lightweight wireless headset, the Gear VR’s compatibility has been extended to include the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+, the company said in a statement.
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It will retail for RM459 (US$107), including 6% GST, the company added.
“We see virtual reality as the next computing platform, and this time we are making immersive VR entertainment more accessible and affordable for customers,” said Lee Jui Siang, vice president of the IT & Mobile Business Unit at Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
Leveraging on the super AMOLED display of its complementing devices, the new Gear VR provides sharp colours, supreme clarity and unrivalled performance, the company claimed.
The Samsung Gear VR is 19% lighter than the previous Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, and includes new foam cushioning for added comfort.
In addition, the new Gear VR’s improved touchpad provides greater control while enjoying the robust selection of film, gaming, 360 degree video and experiential content available for Gear VR.
The Samsung Gear VR is offered in Frost White and is available in 28 selected Samsung Electronics Stores (SES) nationwide. For full details of product information and images, go to www.samsung.com/my.
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