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Galaxy S10 Gear VR support confirmed by Samsung

There used to be a time when Samsung would launch a new Gear VR headset with its new Galaxy flagship. It hasn’t done that for the past couple of years. The company made no mention of a headset during its Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday. However, the Galaxy S10 Gear VR support has now been confirmed by Samsung.

Even though it hasn’t made a new headset for the lineup, Samsung confirms that the Galaxy S10 will work with the existing Gear VR. You’ll just have to use an adapter for it.

Galaxy S10 Gear VR support has been confirmed

A spokesperson for Samsung confirmed to The Verge that “Yes, the latest model Gear VR will work. Gear VR comes with an adapter that will work with S10.” All four variants of the flagship are compatible. This includes the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G.

It’s pertinent to note here that the adapter that ships with the Gear VR will be all that’s required to use your Galaxy S10 with a headset. That’s going to make life considerably easier compared to the Galaxy Note 9. Last year’s phablet required an adapter as well but customers had to contact Samsung to get it in the mail.

There’s no saying if and when Samsung is going to make a new virtual reality headset. Perhaps it may launch one with the Galaxy Note 10 later this year. Its focus has certainly shifted from this product in recent years but evidently, it’s not giving up on VR just yet.

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locarno
locarno

SM-R325 model will be compatible ?

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Who still use the gear vr? Personally believe vr is fad like the old 3d TVs. It won’t work as mainstream for a very simple number of reasons.

1. You need to wear a device to use it. This goes against the simplicity of just turning it on withoutnhaving to add bulk to your head.
2. You can’t share this with others.

The above 2 reasons has been major factor in the death of 3d TV and I can see vr going that way.

iceguyver
iceguyver

While I do agree that VR is a fad. The fact that VR can be used as educational tool makes it quite a good media outlet. I personally use the Gear VR for viewing 360 videos and it is a very fun expereince.

HomerS66
HomerS66

Personally i think VR is too good to be a fad and will merge with AR in the future But to reach also the mainstream it has to improve in some key categories: -much smaller and lighter form factor like sunglasses or contact lenses but still deliver severall hours of usage -higher field of view, 210° like of human eyes -higher resolution -improve on positonal, hand and body tracking -system seller content like Beat Saber -and all that for a reasonal price, which is not an easy task When Apple releases a headset for their iphones or standalone headset for… Read more »

ogsamsung
ogsamsung

You can share with other, you can mirror your display while casting. Heck you can even live stream to social media while playing.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Ok, I’m using it, maybe once a week and still lots of new content is arriving. It’s incorrect that you can’t share with others. There are a number of VR games where you play against other players similar to World of Warcraft etc, and new ones are arriving all the time plus there are virtual chat rooms where people can get together. There’s definitely a lot of improvement necessary but it’s coming in my opinion. I can’t say for sure about its long term future but it may well continue.

HomerS66
HomerS66

I use the Gear VR still very regularly for the VR xxx stuff 🙂

I would use it aswell for other VR stuff like VR poker,ect but my Note 4 has aged quite a bit so i’m waiting for Oculus Quest which can do insideout tracking and has handtracking controllers aswell.