Oculus and Samsung unveil new Gear VR for $99

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 2:10 PM

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Oculus and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled a new version of Gear VR for $99 and said the virtual reality headset would be available in the United States in time for Black Friday and globally shortly after.

The headset is 22 percent lighter and will work with all of Samsung's 2015 line of flagship smartphones, Peter Koo, senior vice president of Samsung Mobile, said at an Oculus conference on Thursday.

Unlike the previous versions, which were meant for developers and early adopters, the new Gear VR is not called "Innovator Edition."

(Reporting by Abhirup Roy in Bengaluru)