Photo Of Samsung’s Upcoming Virtual Reality Headset Leaks Online

Samsung news site Sam Mobile leaked the first photo of the company’s forthcoming virtual reality headset on Tuesday.

Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset


The “Gear VR” headset incorporates a modular design element intended for users to slide their Galaxy phones into the front. Gear VR will require a Galaxy phone in order to work, as the design doesn’t include motion sensors or a screen independent of the docked smartphone.

Gear VR also features a see-through button and touchpad on the side of the headset, which will allow users to view the outside world through their Galaxy’s rear-facing camera, and manipulate the phone’s functions through the touchpad.

Sam Mobile reports the Gear VR will be officially revealed with the Galaxy Note 4 handset during Berlin’s 2014 IFA consumer electronics show.

The headset will enter the emerging VR market dominated by the Facebook-acquired Oculus Rift and compete with other recent entires including Sony’s Project Morpheus and Valve’s own upcoming tech.

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