The latest version of the Samsung Gear VR is now ready for pre-order in the United States. A couple of days ago, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 received the Gear VR support and now, more Samsung device owners can enjoy the $99 Oculus-powered virtual reality headset. It’s still limited though to owners of the latest premium flagship phones like the Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edhe+, and the Note 5.

The new Gear VR takes advantage of the devices’ super AMOLED display screen for a super clear virtual reality graphics with vivid colors and fast performance. It’s a special way to view photos and experience 360-degree videos. The software provided by Oculus greatly complements the hardware–the premium Galaxy smartphones.

This development brings the product into the mainstream market and Samsung hopes to reach millions of Galaxy smartphone owners  and let them experience virtual reality games and videos.

Samsung Electronics America’s Vice President for Immersive Products and Virtual Reality, Nick DiCarlo said:

“Samsung is leveraging its leadership in mobile, by giving millions of Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners’ access to amazing virtual reality experiences including immersive games, the ability to explore beautiful photographs and exciting videos in 360 degrees, and much more. The quality of the VR experience provided by Galaxy smartphones and Oculus software is unparalleled, taking virtual reality out of the early adopter space and into the mainstream with this revolutionary product.”

Virtual reality may still be in its early stages but it’s clear that the South Korean tech giant wants to be at the forefront by bringing quality VR experience to more mobile users. There are numerous VR games, apps, and 360 videos already available and we can expert more will be published.

You can now pre-order a Samsung Gear VR on official Samsung, BestBuy, and Amazon websites. Shipment will start on November 20, Friday, while T-Mobile will release the VR headset a week after on November 27 online and in stores.  No word yet when AT&T will make the Gear VR available in the market but the mobile carrier will definitely release the VR headset.

SOURCE: Samsung Tomorrow