Samsung continues investing in the future of mobile virtual reality, with a brand new version of Gear VR designed specifically to work with the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. The Gear VR still carries the ‘Innovator Edition’ tag that means it’s aimed primarily at tech enthusiasts and developers than the general public, and it continues to use Oculus technology to power the software and VR mechanics. The refreshed Gear VR is designed to work specifically with the Galaxy S6’s new ultra-high resolution 577 ppi 5.1-inch Quad HD display.
According to Samsung "The denser display means users will get reduced pixelation on this iteration of Gear VR"
While the pixels per inch is indeed improved over the Note 4. That is because the S6 has a 5.1 inch screen vs. the 5.7 inch screen in the Note 4. The 2560x1440 resolution is exactly the same. It will boil down how the new Gear VR will handle the optics since it is dealing with a smaller screen. Will the Field of view (FOV) be smaller too? Remains to be seen.
The new Gear VR device is also much smaller than the Gear VR set designed for the Note 4, with an overall 15 percent reduction (196mm x 107.9 mm x 82.9 mm to be exact) for the newest headset. Samsung’s new 14nm Exynos Octacore also offers better computing capabilities for powering VR experiences, and it now supports power in via its USB port for longer sessions.
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