Samsung Introduces Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 in Singapore

Powered by Oculus, Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 deliver fully immersive and cinematic experiences 

Singapore, 27 May 2015 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the availability of the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. Powered by Oculus technology, and fully optimised and compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+, it delivers truly immersive and cinematic virtual reality experiences with an ergonomic and comfortable design.

Gear VR with S6 attached in front
Gear VR with S6 attached in front

“The launch of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 is a testament to Samsung’s legacy as a leader in technology and innovation. As the first virtual reality product by Samsung in Singapore, it reinforces our goal to continuously push boundaries to bring to life future technologies today,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

Gear VR without the phone
Gear VR without the phone

With the new Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, users can now experience being in the best seat of a theatre, having an immersive 360-degree view of an on-stage performance, or enjoy gaming in a stunning world where imagination becomes reality at their own terms – all with just one device.

Samsung today also announced the retail availability of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ in Green Emerald, a colour exclusive to this device and never seen before on Samsung smartphones. This is in addition to the popular variants currently available – White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum.

Immersive Virtual Reality Content

Dedicated to creating a breathtaking world with its realism, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 leverages the smartphones’ high resolution stereoscopic view to deliver an immersive entertainment experience. The large 5.1” display of the headset, combined with the 96-degree wide field of view and ultra high resolution of the smartphones allows consumers to take on virtual reality with more depth.

Experience a 360-degree tour of the Gyeongju VR Museum, immerse in the epic scene with the “Battle for Avengers Tower” 3600 experience, or explore the underwater world to interact with marine life with the Ocean Rift experience. With the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, consumers can experience exciting adventures in new and meaningful ways.

The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 also allows consumers to take their mobile gaming experience to new heights. Fight battles and control spaceships with a series of games specially developed for Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, providing consumers with a fully immersive experience.

Additionally, even while using the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, consumers are assured that they do not lose touch of the real world. The Pass-Through feature on the headset allows users to see the real world through the rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ smartphone. The headset is able to notify users of incoming calls and messages.

Next Level Cinematic Experience

With the Oculus Cinema app, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 provides consumers the ultimate cinematic experience to watch trailers and your own movie files of selected formats in a theatre-like environment. Users get the option to choose from the modes cinema, home theatre and even the surface of the moon.

 

Local Availability and Pricing

The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 in Frost White will be available online from June 4, 2015 (Thursday) at a recommended retail price of $298 at the following retailer’s online store:

  • Local telecommunications operators – M1, Singtel, StarHub
  • Major consumer electronics stores/authorised retailers – Best Denki, Courts, Challenger, Harvey Norman, Planets Telecom and G-Force
  • Lazada.sg

It is also available for in-store purchase at all Samsung Experience Stores.

Consumers visiting the upcoming PC Show 2015 can try out the intense spaceship combat game “Anshar Wars” with the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and stand to WIN a Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ (32GB^) and Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. Terms and conditions apply.

Date: 4 – 7 June 2015, 12-9pm daily

Venue: PC Show 2015, Singapore Expo Halls 5 & 6

Know Your Tech booth 6005

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