Strap your new Galaxy S6 to your face with Samsung’s new GearVR headset

Samsung logoNot to be outdone by HTC and Valve, today Samsung and Oculus announced a second-generation version of their GearVR virtual reality headset. Just as the first-generation GearVR required a Galaxy Note 4 to provide a screen, CPU, and GPU, the new version can be paired with either the Galaxy S6 or the S6 Edge.

The S6 uses the same 2560×1440 resolution as the Note 4, but it crams all those pixels into a smaller 5.1-inch screen. Your puny human eyes are unlikely to notice much of a difference when you're using the S6 as a phone, but the extra pixel density will actually make a difference for VR. Your eyes are much closer to the screen and it's generally being magnified to create a more immersive field of view.

The S6 uses the same 2560×1440 resolution as the Note 4, but it crams all those pixels into a smaller 5.1-inch screen. Your puny human eyes are unlikely to notice much of a difference when you're using the S6 as a phone, but the extra pixel density will actually make a difference for VR. Your eyes are much closer to the screen and it's generally being magnified to create a more immersive field of view.

GearVR для Galaxy S6

Samsung says the new headset is 15 percent lighter than the old one, reducing the strain on your neck. It can also be powered by USB while you're using it so you don't have to worry about destroying your battery.

Samsung hasn't announced pricing or availability information, but the current GearVR retails for $200 (we'd expect this one to be similar).

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Galaxy S6, Samsung, smartphones

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