Samsung Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality device developed by Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Oculus VR.

Release DetailsEdit

In December 2014, the first innovator edition was released. This version is compatible with the Galaxy Note 4 only.

In March 2015, the second innovator edition was released. This is almost identical to the first, but is for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and has a small fan inside to prevent lens fogging. The slightly smaller displays used in these devices, compared to the Note 4, give this version a slightly improved visual quality but slightly smaller field of view.

In November 2015, Samsung will release the consumer version of Gear VR for $99. It will be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5. The trackpad near the temple of the headset now has a tactile directional pad on it so users can tell where their finger is touching it.


A compatible Samsung Galaxy device (Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S6/S6 Edge), sold separately, acts as the headset's display and processor, while the Gear VR unit itself contains the high field of view lenses as well as a custom IMU for rotational tracking which connects to the smartphone via micro-USB.

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Hardware RequirementsEdit

  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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