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Galaxy S10e won’t work with the Gear VR unless you get the new adapter

Samsung has not been releasing new Gear VR headsets with flagship smartphones for a couple of years now. It continues to support the hardware, though, and the Galaxy S10 does work with the Gear VR. The company had previously said that the Gear VR includes an adapter which will work with the Galaxy S10.

That does hold true for the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+. However, we find that the Galaxy S10e won’t work with the Gear VR unless you get the new adapter. It’s only required for the entry-level flagship as the other models work with the existing adapter.

New adapter required to use the Galaxy S10e with Gear VR

Galaxy S10e users who try to connect their handset to the Gear VR (SM-R325) will find that the device doesn’t fit properly. That’s because the adapter has to be replaced before the Galaxy S10e can be used with the headset. Like it did for the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung will provide free adapters for Galaxy S10e owners. They can obtain them from Samsung or through the company’s authorized service center.

Replacing the adapter on the Gear VR is simple enough. Just slide the lock switch to the open position and replace the existing adapter with the new one. Remember, you only need to do this for the Galaxy S10e. You’re all set if you have a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+.

  • Model: SM-G970F
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide

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Yousef206
Yousef206

Vr is still a thing !

Biransahin
Biransahin

It is indeed my friend! New games and experiences are added every week. There are millions of users. A game like Wand, a player vs player VR game (it’s fantastic) and there are thousands of people online at the same time playing. It’s worth the few bucks to buy one if you don’t have it. It does tend to be a once or twice a week usage thing, which suits me fine, as I don’t have time to play every day and there are fun meeting rooms there too to talk to others. I found an excellent engineering design group,… Read more »

locarno
locarno

When new Gear VR ?

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s unnecessary once it fits into the phone. It’s a viewer with controls. The phone does everything.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

the reason why they haven’t released any more version of the VR head set gives confirmation that the VR Fad is dying. Going same way as the 3d glasses

Blood Wolfe
Blood Wolfe

Or maybe it’s because they don’t need to keep making the VR headset every year when it will work with upcoming phones as we are seeing (some may need an adapter which is easier to manufacture than a whole new headset). Who knows, time will tell.

Biransahin
Biransahin

You obviously don’t have it. There are millions of users. New games and experiences are appearing every week. The interactive gaming community is huge. There are thousands of people online playing pvp games like Wand and others. Chat rooms have hundreds of people at a time in there for various groups. The fact is once the phone fits in it there’s no need to change it, it’s the phone screen that matters.