The fact that Samsung will try to bite off a piece of a huge pie called “virtual reality”, understood everything. But the fact that Oculus VR is helping them in the development is a surprise for the presentation of Samsung Unpacked . How much will the Korean VR-headset cost?
Judging by the information available to date, the Samsung Gear VR will cost 199 dollars in the US, 199 euros in Europe and 150 pounds sterling in the UK. Moreover, the British can already pre-order the headset in individual stores.
Price tag is not so cosmic, considering all those emotions that are able to give such a headset to its user. But the most interesting in all this situation is that to use the Gear VR headset you will need to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which costs an additional 799 dollars ($ 299 with a contract). Note 4 will go on sale in the US at the end of 2014.
As for the date for the beginning of sales of the Gear VR headset – there is no official information on this yet, but we can assume that its release is timed to the beginning of sales of the new Samsung tablet. In other words, you can be sure that the headset will appear on the shelves until the end of 2014.