For those who watched the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note8 last night would notice that the company somehow chose not to talk virtual reality. While the ostrich that became a star during Galaxy S8 launch certainly didn’t appear last night, Samsung do have a new Gear VR headset for its equally new 6.3-inch flagship device.
As it turns out, the new Note8 is apparently too big for the existing Gear VR headset that was just launched earlier this year. Hence, Samsung has to craft a new unit to fit it even though the functions and purposes for both headsets are the same.
This include backward compatibility with older Galaxy S devices, ranging from Galaxy S6 up till Galaxy S8+. For now, we don’t know if the headset will be making its way into our market or otherwise since it has yet to appear on Samsung Malaysia’s official website.
As a reference, the Gear VR Galaxy Note8 Edition is listed for USD 129.99 (about RM 557) in United States which is around the same price as per its predecessor. In Malaysia, the 2017 Gear VR headset is sold at RM 499 though – so, let’s see if the company able to retain that price tag for our market.