New Gear VR for Galaxy S8: May Have Single Hand Controller

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Samsung released the Gear VR in November 2015. More than a year later, they are planning to launch a new model for the Galaxy S8.

The new Gear VR will be spicing things up a bit. Report has it that it will feature a single hand controller like Google’s Daydream View and Xiaomi’s Mi VR. Another new feature is a front cover that protects the phone. The info comes from Roland Quandt who posted the details on twitter. His tweet says the new Gear VR will have model number SM-R324, picking up from SM-R323 for the original version.


Samsung Gear VR

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There is no mention of the price but chances are it might be higher than what the original sells for. The Gear VR is pried at $99.99 (¥688) and buyers still have to buy a third party controller. Now that a controller may be added, the price may increase. The Gear VR is currently more expensive than the Daydream View and Xiaomi’s Mi VR.