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Samsung Gear VR headset to arrive in December?


Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR

Samsung’s Virtual Reality headset, the Gear VR, could launch on December 1, according to reports on Monday.

A purported internal training document from Samsung’s customer service department has emerged online apparently showing the planned release date. The document is also said to reveal the price-tag of 200,000 won, which translates to $200 or £124.

The leaked information is in Korean, was posted to the Clien.net site and spotted by the G for Games website.

There’s no telling whether today’s information is legitimate, but Samsung had earlier indicated a pre-Christmas release timescale could be on the agenda.

The Gear VR was detailed at Samsung’s pre-IFA event that also saw the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 handset. It was built with an assist from Oculus, the maker of the Oculus Rift headset.

The Gear VR will allow users to plug in Samsung Galaxy Note 4 handsets in order to gain a virtual reality experience with the device’s stunning QHD display.

The device is likely to launch well before the Oculus Rift hits the consumer market.

The Facebook-owned firm is yet to reveal a release date, but recent reports have suggested a public beta program may open by next summer.

Read more: We go hands-on with the Gear VR

Via: TechRadar

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