(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung says ‘multiple AR and VR products’ are coming soon

Virtual Reality

Last updated: June 2nd, 2019 at 21:58 UTC+02:00

Samsung’s Gear lineup of virtual reality headsets has effectively been on ice since 2017. Even though newer handsets have support for its virtual reality platform, the headset hasn’t received an update in over two years. The company wants you to know that it hasn’t given up and that there will be “multiple AR and VR products” being launched soon.

These remarks were made by Samsung’s director of developer relations for XR and gaming Farshid Fallah at the Augmented World Expo in California this week. He said that these products will be released in the coming months.

Samsung working on new AR and VR products

Fallah didn’t go into details about what these products will be. We know that there hasn’t been a new Gear VR since the Samsung Gear VR with Controller was released in April 2017. It did release the HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality headset late last year but at $499, it’s not something that aimed at the average user.

He was talking about Samsung’s broader efforts with augmented and virtual reality, particularly the augmented reality features of the Galaxy S10. He suggested during the talk that Samsung has “other plans for Gear,” without providing any further details. Could Samsung release a new virtual reality headset in the coming months? One can argue that it’s about time that the company did that. A new VR headset with significantly improved internals would certainly be well received by fans of the platform.

The obvious thing would be to launch this new headset alongside the Galaxy Note 10 later this year. However, there’s little to suggest right now that a new headset is also on the docket for the company’s next flagship launch. It won’t happen until August at the very least so things could change by then.

We have also talked about the possibility that Samsung may ditch the Gear VR brand in favor of Galaxy VR. That’s something it has done for its wearable devices so it’s entirely possible that the same may also be done for the virtual reality headset.

Source Virtual Reality Gear VR
Load 2 comments

You might also like

Samsung might make a new headset to cash in on the metaverse hype

Metaverse is the latest buzzword in the tech industry. While the general public’s understanding of the concept may still be limited, tech companies see it as the place to be. The hype is real and Samsung wants to cash in on it. It has been several years since we had a new VR headset from […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 11 months ago

Galaxy S10 will drop Gear VR support once Android 12 lands in December

The Galaxy S10 series will no longer support the Gear VR platform once Android 12 and One UI 4.0 go live later this year — Oculus announced this week. If Gear VR is one of the main reasons you’re using the Galaxy S10 to this day, you’ll have a tough choice to make come December. […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

Now that Gear VR is no longer available, Samsung XR service is being killed

Samsung discontinued the Gear VR headset last year. Now, the company has announced that it is killing Samsung XR, a service that offered VR content such as 360-degree images and videos. The company will also remove the Samsung VR Video app from Microsoft’s and Oculus‘ stores. The South Korean tech giant was among the first […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago

Oculus is killing its Samsung Gear VR apps and we’re not surprised 

Samsung first introduced the Gear VR mobile headset back in 2014. It was the result of a partnership between Samsung and Oculus with the latter taking care of the software side of things. The company continued to launch new headsets until 2017. When the Galaxy S9 was released the following year, Samsung didn’t release a […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 years ago

Samsung Medical Center becomes a 5G smart hospital powered by AI, VR

In a case of using new technologies to improve healthcare, Samsung and KT Corporation have joined forces to bring 5G to the Samsung Medical Center (SMC) in Seoul and create ‘innovative medical services for the new 5G era’ – reveals a recent PR Newswire press release. 5G enables easy access to digital data and video […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 years ago

Oculus CTO calls Gear VR a missed opportunity

The launch of the Galaxy Note 10/10+ marked the possible end of Gear VR – a mobile VR feature that has been part of Samsung’s Galaxy flagship smartphones for many years. It was born out of a partnership between Samsung and Oculus (now a Facebook subsidiary) and made its debut on the Galaxy Note 4 […]

  • By Naresh
  • 3 years ago