Samsung introduces First Consumer Edition of Gear VR in Canada

Samsung delivers a new and refined Gear VR, including hundreds of new content options available to Canadians

Samsung Canada announced today the Canadian availability of its first Gear VR Consumer Edition. Powered by Oculus, the new Samsung Gear VR broadens the accessibility of virtual reality and offers Canadians the opportunity to immerse themselves in new worlds, games and experiences by simply snapping their Galaxy smartphone into the device.

The latest edition of the Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge, leveraging each device’s super AMOLED display to provide the colour, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality experience.

With new foam cushioning, the Samsung Gear VR is 19 percent lighter than the previous Gear VR Innovator Edition, making the device more comfortable to wear.

In addition, the Gear VR’s touchpad has been improved, providing greater control while enjoying a robust selection of film, gaming, 360 degree video and experiential content available.

“Samsung Canada has been at the forefront of delivering mobile experiences, and the newest Gear VR makes virtual reality accessible to even more consumers,” said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Electronics Canada.

“The Gear VR offers a truly innovative experience, getting Canadians closer to incredible 360 degree content in a completely immersive way.”

Elevating the virtual reality experience, there are more content options to choose from than ever before in the Oculus Store, including the Samsung Milk VR application, available for download in Canada starting today.  With 300+ content titles and 25+ hours of VR experiences, Samsung Milk VR brings high quality content to life for Canadians, with exclusively developed content such as GONE, an original scripted thriller produced by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert’s Skybound Entertainment. Also included are must-see titles like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay as well as additional channels in music, sports, action and lifestyle.  All content can be streamed for instant access or downloaded for full-quality experience and offline viewing.

The Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition will launch in Frost White and will be available at select Canadian retailers and Samsung Experience Stores beginning December 11, 2015 for $139 CDN (MSRP).

Samsung Gear VR Product Specifications
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Dimension / Weight 201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 318g
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity(Mount/Unmount Detection)
FOV

*Field of View

96 degrees
IPD Coverage 54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)
Colour Frost White
Compatibility microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

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