Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Provide First 4K Virtual Reality Experience With Gear VR

Daryl Deino - Author

Aug. 18 2017, Updated 2:46 p.m. ET

There is a lot to be excited about when it comes to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8, which will be announced next week. The phone, according to most sources, will have a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, dual rear-facing cameras, 6GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The screen will also allegedly be the first 4K screen Samsung has ever put on a smartphone.

On the surface level, a smartphone doesn’t need a 4K screen; it’s overkill and takes up unnecessary battery life. But since the Galaxy Note 8 is made to use as a screen on Samsung’s Gear VR virtual reality headset, the Korean company could be breaking new ground. In fact, according to UploadVR, Samsung will release a new VR headset next week as they announce the new Galaxy Note 8.

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“Mobile industry leakster Evan Blass this week revealed what appears to be an early look at the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro wearable fitness device. In his report, Blass states that the device will be revealed at the company’s Unpacked event next week, as will a new version of its mobile VR headset.”

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Blass hasn’t stated what new features the Gear VR headset will bring. The previous Gear VR, released along with the Galaxy S8 in April, actually brought a hand controller into the mix. TechRadar gave the device four stars.


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