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September 4, 2014

Samsung Rolls Out New Devices, VR Headset

Company Hoping To Steal Thunder From Apple

Samsung isn’t holding back as it tries to compete with Apple’s anticipated announcements.

Samsung-Logo-800The company, Tuesday, unveiled a handful of new products including a virtual reality headset and a pair of Galaxy Note smartphones. The products were rolled out just as Apple will roll out its newest iPhone next week.

One of the cooler products displayed by Samsung is the Note Edge with its 5.6-inch screen. The screen extends beyond the phone’s front meaning people can read messages and texts from an angle. Also rolled out, The Sydney Morning Herald reported, was the Note 4, a 5.7-inch device with an upgraded screen and a better camera than in previous incarnations.

But, really, the coolest gadget the company is hoping will make a splash is its new virtual reality headset.

The Samsung Gear VR Headset is expected to be on the market this fall. Samsung has partnered with Oculus to create this funky headset that, unlike similar products expected to be introduced to the market in the coming year, does not feature any display or CPU.

Rather, the headset needs the Galaxy Note 4’s HD display. Coupled with Snapdragon 805, the headset immerses wearers in a virtual reality world.

Apparently, it’s fairly impressive.

PC Mag tried out the device and said with each eye getting a 1,280-by-1,440-pixel area the immersive world is comparable to what other headsets have to offer. Yet, those other sets rely on computers, not tablets, to give users a similar experience.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.