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New Samsung Gear VR headset due in November

Emma Clark

Published 25/09/2015 | 09:11

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Samsung announced that it will release the new version of its Gear VR headset in November. The headset will first be released in the U.S.

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Samsung will release its first consumer version of its Gear VR headset in November. This new version will first go on sale in the U.S. and will cost $99.

Samsung says that the headset will be available in time for the "Black Friday" holiday shopping season. While the company hasn’t said when it will be released elsewhere, it said that the headset will be available in other parts of the world shortly afterwards.

The new headset will reportedly be 22% lighter than the original and features new foam cushioning to make it more comfortable. Samsung has also made improvements to the Gear VR’s touchpad.

A statement on the Samsung website says that the new Gear VR headset will be compatible with “even more smartphones.” It lists compatibility with the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.

The new Samsung Gear VR headset will be released in November.

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