(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched a virtual reality headset for its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet using technology from Oculus VR, a company that Facebook Inc is buying for $2 billion.
The wireless headset, called Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, allows users to watch videos and play games in a virtual reality setting. (bit.ly/1BblPOE)
The headset will be launched with four visual settings that simulate experiences such as sitting in a theater or being on stage. (bit.ly/1umHC2M)
Sony Corp too has a prototype for a virtual reality headset for its Playstation 4 games console. The headset, in development under the name “Project Morpheus”, is designed to project images that shift along with the movements of a gamer’s head.
Samsung, the world’s biggest mobile phone maker, unveiled its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet earlier on Wednesday.
The phablet features a crisper, 5.7-inch display in a metal frame, reflecting Samsung’s latest design strategy to keep pace with rivals including Apple Inc, which is expected to launch its first large-screen iPhone next week.
The new Galaxy Note 4 offers accessories designed to attract gamers. It also has an improved pen stylus and related software as a handwriting alternative to typing on a keyboard.
Reporting by Lehar Maan in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey