Samsung spokesman: Galaxy Gear VR to retail for $199

Samsung logoEarlier this week in Samsung's press event, it unveiled the Galaxy Gear VR headset -- a peripheral for the also-revealed Galaxy Note 4. At the time, pricing was unknown - but a Samsung spokesperson, speaking with the press has since divulged the price for the headset: $199, without the required Galaxy Note 4.

The display inside the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 itself. Thus, VR images are provided by a 5.7-inch quadHD super AMOLED running at 2560x1440, coupled with a 60 frame-per-second pass-through camera for augmented reality applications. Earphones are required for 3d spatial sound on the Samsung VR player. The device is in an early-access stage and not ready for mass marketing, and should be considered in "beta" status.

Samsung Gear VR

No pricing is yet available for the Galaxy Note 4, although rumors peg it at $800 without a two-year contract, and $299 with one. The combination of the Galaxy Gear VR and Galaxy Note 4 on contract is higher than the Oculus Rift PC-oriented development kit, which sells for $350, but requires a fairly well-specced PC to operate.

The price reveal isn't yet on Samsung's page for the device. A VentureBeat reporter was informed of the price at a press event featuring the new Samsung lineup Friday night.

Source: Electronista

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