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New Samsung 2016 Gear VR Announced

New Samsung 2016 Gear VR Announced

5 August 2016 – With improved lenses and ergonomics, as well as expanded compatibility with more Samsung smartphones and USB devices, the new and improved 2016 Gear VR headset challenges the very concept of virtual reality, redefining the limits of what it’s capable of.

 

New 2016 Gear VR

Brought to life by the Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the 2016 Gear VR provides the ultimate in engaging content, putting users in the center of the action for a more immersive experience. Together with the Galaxy Note7, the device is a gateway to new experiences and great adventures.

 

 

A Refined Design

The most evident change of the 2016 Gear VR is its new body color, Blue Black. Not only does this new hue enhance the device’s aesthetic, but it also helps to prevent light reflection to provide a more cinematic experience than the previous model. In addition, the device now also features a home key that instantly directs users to Oculus Home, the official landing page of Gear VR.

 

Expanded Compatibility, Enhanced Connectivity

With two different device holders—USB Type-C and Micro USB—included as inbox items, the new 2016 Gear VR is compatible with more Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.

Furthermore, an external USB port (USB Hub 2.0) has been added to enable connectivity with third-party USB devices, as well as charging during use. With the ability to connect to a wider array of external sensors, motion controllers, 4D experience tools and OTG USB memory, the 2016 Gear VR offers an experience that is more interactive than ever before.

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Optical Lenses That Can See More

The new 2016 Gear VR headset is also equipped with larger lenses. With an increased diameter of 42 millimeters, the lenses improve the field of view to 101 degrees to offer a more natural feel.

And, with Samsung’s crystal clear Super AMOLED displays, users can enjoy low persistence images, along with a high 60 frames-per-second frame rate for less motion blur and juddering. As a result, virtual reality content viewed on the Gear VR is now even more realistic.

 

Seamless Navigation of More Contents

To enable users to make full use of the new 2016 Gear VR, Samsung offers a vaster selection of high quality VR content with intuitive content navigation.

With the Gear VR web browser, users can browse more than 300 VR apps including over a hundred games, along with a variety of videos, educational apps and immersive experiences. The Samsung Picks section offers a list of 15 recommended apps for those looking to try something new.

The browser is easy to use, and the immersive graphic user interface creates a seamless environment so users can enjoy their favorite 2D and 3D contents.

Forward looking and backward compatible, the new Gear VR is capable of breaking down the barriers of what today’s virtual reality technology can do, and what tomorrow’s can offer.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition Is Coming!

Kuala Lumpur, 10 June 2016 – Genius billionaire and philanthropist by day and caped crusader by night, everyone’s favourite hero from Gotham City now comes in the form of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge exclusive and limited version, the special Injustice Edition. In collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, Samsung Malaysia Electronics today announced that 500 units of Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition will arrive on Malaysian shores on 17 June 2016.

The Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition set comes equipped with a sleek deep black Galaxy S7 edge, accentuated by gold detailing and an iconic bat insignia on the back, inspired by DC Comics’ Batman. The set additionally offers a Gear VR (Black Edition), Back Cover (Injustice Edition), as well as exclusive contents and services vouchers*.

“At Samsung, we always seek to provide a unique top-of-the-line mobile experience and this time, we are excited to bring our exclusive Injustice edition of the Galaxy S7 edge to Malaysians! With the Vulcan API as one of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, this partnership only reinforces our commitment to enhance the mobile gaming experience for consumers,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President of Mobile and IT Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Also to commemorate the third anniversary of the popular mobile game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, the companies came together to bring Samsung’s technology and one of the game’s central characters, Batman, in a suave, high-performance smartphone.

Developed from the ground up by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, the Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game delivers stunning graphics and a completely unique fighting gameplay experience. The game features a collectible card mechanic and engages players in 3-on-3 tag team combat that features many of DC’s most iconic characters. The Injustice: Gods Among Us game is available as a free download on Google Play.

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Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition Availability & Pricing

The Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition set is available for online order starting from 10am, 17 June 2016 at recommended retail price of RM4,099 (inclusive of 6% GST) at http://www.samsung.com/my/gs7injustice.

 

Online Purchase Mechanics

1. Access http://www.samsung.com/my/gs7injustice to order online from 10am onwards on 17 June 2016.
2. Register contact details with preferred Samsung Experience Store for collection.
3. Make deposit payment of RM500 via PayPal (please contact your issuing bank to ensure the online transaction is not barred).
4. Collect your Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition set on the collection date provided upon completion of online order.

*Enjoy ‘Injustice’ game credit worth USD$100 and Oculus VR contents voucher worth USD$50 with each purchase of The Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition set.

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Samsung Gear VR 4D Theatre Wins Rave Reviews

Kuala Lumpur, March 25, 2015 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics displayed a whole new level of innovation through their latest state-of-the-art technology, the Gear VR, at the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge consumer launch roadshow recently. Galaxy fans and members of the public were invited to experience the boundary-breaking Samsung Gear VR theatre in 4D which was paired with the brand’s latest and newly-introduced flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

“At Samsung, we are proud to showcase the latest technology of mobile ecosystem to our fans and supporters. This includes our newly launched Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the complementary consumer edition Gear VR. This remarkable line-up of device together creates a seamless ecosystem that promises to enhance consumers’ everyday lives,” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Inviting viewers to explore the most exciting places on earth virtually, the theatre received hundreds of participants throughout the four-day roadshow in Suria KLCC shopping mall. The positive feedback received from the public showed increasing popularity of virtual reality and its role for the future of mobile entertainment in Malaysia and globally.

“I’m really glad to have had the opportunity to try the Samsung Gear VR together with the new Galaxy S7 edge. Wearing the Gear VR makes everything in front of your eyes looks so real, especially during the 360° immersive rollercoaster ride! The experience is nothing short of amazing!” shared Malaysian actress Adeline Tsen, who was one of the guests at the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge consumer launch roadshow.

Celebrity Nabil Mahir was also impressed with Samsung’s virtual reality device and posted on his Instagram: “Ever said to yourself, “Ey boring la, nothing to do.”? Well then you need to get yourself this super awesome Samsung Gear VR that takes you to an ultimate 360 virtual reality experience.”

Echoing Nabil Mahir, Samsung made the imaginable a reality for 2,000 fans to experience virtual reality, anytime, anywhere. As part of the brand’s initiative to redefine what a phone can do and how users can experience an enhanced and connected ecosystem, Samsung Malaysia Electronics offered a complimentary Gear VR to the first 2,000 buyers who purchased the brand’s all new Galaxy S7 edge.

The advanced consumer version of the Gear VR is an improved and more ergonomic version of the Innovator Edition for S6 that was launched last year. Leveraging on the super AMOLED display of its complementing devices, the new Gear VR gives a whole new meaning to immersive video experience and virtual gaming reality – providing sharp colours, supreme clarity and unrivalled performance for an amazing virtual reality experience.

The new Samsung Gear VR is 19 percent lighter than the previous Innovator Edition, has new foam cushioning for added comfort, and is fitted with an improved touchpad that provides greater control while enjoying the robust selection of film, gaming, and 360 degree video. The Gear VR is also compatible with Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and the Note5, making it the best mobile entertainment device with family and friends. Offered in Frost White, the Gear VR retails at an affordable recommended retail price of RM459 (including 6% GST) at 28 selected Samsung Electronics Stores (SES) nationwide.

For those who did not get a chance to experience virtual reality with the Gear VR and the new Galaxy S7 edge during the consumer launch roadshow in KLCC, don’t fret as Samsung is bringing its Galaxy S7 edge roadshow to Mid Valley Megamall (East Atrium). From 28 March to 4 April 2016, members of the public will get the opportunity to have a go at the roadshow’s Gear VR 4D Theatre and experience virtual reality at its best!

There is also good news for members of the public who are interested in purchasing the new Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung is giving out a free 32GB microSD card for every purchase of the Galaxy S7 edge throughout the week-long roadshow, so do stop by to get yours today!

 

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Consumers Buzzing About The New Galaxy S7 Edge

Kuala Lumpur, March 18, 2016 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics is proud to launch its latest flagship model – The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in Malaysia! Only after a day of its unveiling to the media, the Galaxy S7 edge nationwide launch and roadshow locations saw thousands of visitors, both local and foreign, hoping to get their hands on the stunning new device.

With consumer roadshows in four (4) locations, and offers in three (3) Samsung Experience Stores nationwide, fans and supporters of Samsung were given a chance to personally experience the smartphone before many others. Crowds were gathering in all locations since the early hours of the morning and there was no doubt that many were eagerly waiting months for this very day.

Samsung Galaxy fans arrived at their respective launch locations hours in advance to qualify for one of Samsung’s exclusive deals. The first lucky 2,000 customers across seven locations nationwide who purchased the Galaxy S7 edge received a complimentary Samsung Gear VR. The rewards did not stop there as Samsung also offered a trade-up promotion for existing S series owners.

“At Samsung Malaysia Electronics, we work very hard to give Malaysians a chance to experience the phone, which brings us to our purpose of this nationwide launch. These roadshows are a chance for Samsung to bring the brand and consumers closer together, and we are very grateful for the continuous support and constant positive feedback Malaysians have given us. The turnout for the Galaxy S7 edge is beyond our expectations and we aim to continue providing everyone quality service and do our best to ensure a favourable experience for everyone.” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT and Mobile, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

[adrotate banner=”4″]Nicklas Hystad, a building engineer from Norway, was first in line at the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge roadshow in KLCC. During his backpacking travel across Southeast Asia, this 22-year old heard about Samsung’s new flagship device buzzing around in the news, “I fell in love with the features of the Galaxy S7 edge and I knew that I must have it! I heard that Kuala Lumpur would be launching it the same time I would be visiting the country so I thought, this is it! As a frequent traveller, I absolutely love the advance camera and water and dust resistant feature – it is the perfect phone to take with me on all my travelling adventures. I can’t wait to take beautiful pictures of Malaysia with my new Galaxy S7 edge!” exclaimed a really excited Hystad.

The Galaxy S7 Edge, is offered at the recommended retail price of RM3,099 (inclusive of 6% GST), and is available in three colours: Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum. The roadshow continues on until 22nd March 2016, from 10am to 10pm at the following locations:

Read our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smartphone!

 

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First Gear VR Experience With Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

At the sneak peek of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smartphone yesterday, we were also given the opportunity to try out the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with the Gear VR Consumer Edition virtual reality headset. In fact, Samsung took us (virtually) to the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, through seven 3D videos.

If you are wondering, this is exactly the same Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition (SM-R322) that was launched on the 20th of November 2015. Although it was officially designed for the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge / S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5, it appears that they had already planned to make it compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones as well.

The Samsung Gear VR Consumer Edition (Amazon) is the improved version of the Gear VR Innovator Edition (Amazon). It not only supports more devices, it also comes with an improved touchpad on the right side of the headset. Another improvement is the addition of a cutout in the Gear VR frame to allow the insertion of a headphone jack. This allows for a more immersive experience.

If you look closely at the lower left corner of Gear VR’s front, you will see the labels next to the adjustment locks that this is the Gear VR Consumer Edition (Amazon) originally released for the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge / S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5.

Incidentally, the Consumer Edition of the Samsung Gear VR is 19 percent lighter than the original Innovator Edition, and features better foam cushioning.

 

Performance

[adrotate banner=”4″]The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge unit you see paired with the Gear VR Consumer Edition (Amazon) in this article is an engineering sample. So there were some glitches in getting Oculus VR to start up. For some reason, it loaded Google search with the keyboard instead.

But once we “fixed” the problem, it performed exactly like the Note5 did with the Gear VR Consumer Edition. That’s no surprise since both devices have similar sized screens (5.5″ vs. 5.7″) with the same resolution – 1440 x 2560.

 

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New Samsung Gear VR (SM-R322) – Better & Cheaper

Kuala Lumpur, December 31, 2015 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics proudly announces the arrival of its latest and more advanced consumer version of the Gear VR in Malaysia, an improved and more ergonomic version of the Innovator Edition for S6 that was launched earlier this year.

Boasting a ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology packed in a lightweight wireless headset, Samsung has now extended the Gear VR’s compatibility to include the Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ with an affordable retail price of RM459 (including 6% GST) / ~US$109.

“Samsung has been at the forefront of delivering mobile experiences and the new Gear VR is no exception. We see virtual reality as the next computing platform, and this time we are making immersive VR entertainment more accessible and affordable for customers with the introduction of our improved Gear VR,” said Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Leveraging on the super AMOLED display of its complementing devices, the new Gear VR gives a whole new meaning to immersive video experience and virtual gaming reality – providing sharp colours, supreme clarity and unrivalled performance for an amazing virtual reality experience.

The Samsung Gear VR is 19 percent lighter than the previous Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, and includes new foam cushioning for added comfort. In addition, the new Gear VR’s improved touchpad provides greater control while enjoying the robust selection of film, gaming, 360 degree video and experiential content available for Gear VR.

The Samsung Gear VR is offered in Frost White and is available in 28 selected Samsung Electronics Stores (SES) nationwide.