Samsung Gear VR with Controller

Samsung Gear VR with Controller

Samsung Expands Gear VR Ecosystem to Make VR Experiences More Enjoyable


Ridgefield Park, NJ—Samsung Electronics’ Gear VR with Controller, powered by Oculus, is the company’s first-ever Gear VR headset with a controller. It expands Samsung’s virtual reality ecosystem and is designed to make it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences.

For optimal play and convenience, the controller features an ergonomic, curved design. It provides more convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction with minimized head movement for a more comfortable user experience.

Samsung Gear VR with Controller

In addition, the controller offers users with various motion input for a better VR experience. The touch pad enables quicker selection and interaction in VR apps. It enables various forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt and shoot. Furthermore, the trigger allows for and enhanced gaming experience.

Also improved is the controller’s capability to minimize movement for longtime use. The home, volume and back keys located on the controller give users everything they need in reach. As a result, they can keep their focus on immersive content.

In addition, even during the most active movements, the controller’s wrist strap offers a secure grip for comfortable play.

“At Samsung, we are focused on setting and exceeding the standard for VR experiences. We are making them even more accessible and delivering the highest in quality,” said Younghee Lee, executive vice president, Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics. “The Gear VR with controller expands our VR ecosystem to help consumers get more engaged and immersed in VR content—whether it’s games or videos.”

For an expansive viewing experience, the Gear VR with controller employs 42mm lenses with a 101º FOV (field of view). Its advanced distortion correction technology helps minimize motion sickness.

The Samsung Gear VR with controller will support both micro USB and USB Type-C ports with a converter in-box. Additionally, the Gear VR will have a strap on the headset to hold the controller when it is not in use.

Samsung Gear VR Compatibility & Availability

The latest edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset is compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge. Pricing and availability will be announced.