Better Field of View and a sleek new color can soon be yours.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is the first USB-C phone in their lineup, which gave the company all the excuse they needed to refresh the Gear VR headset. The new model sports a data port that can swap between microUSB and USB-C, so it will work with every Samsung phone with the Oculus Store onboard. This is great news for anyone who has been using the current Gear VR and would rather upgrade their headset than their phone right now.
This new Gear VR is rocking a 101-degree field of view, up from the 96-degrees available in the current version. It's also got a redesigned touch panel and an all matte black design to help with light bleed from the outside world. While these all seem like minor changes, they come together to form a more complete VR experience that takes your Oculus apps to a whole new level.
If you're looking to upgrade your Gear VR, you can pre-order the headset now on Amazon and expect it to arrive on your doorstep after August 19th. If you're not sure the upgrade refresh is worth the upgrade, stick around for our full review next week!