Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Note 4 handset and its Virtual Reality headset, the Gear VR, which was in fact developed with the help of Oculus, just as previous rumors suggested.
The Gear VR headset is designed to fit around the 5.7 Inch screen found on the just announced Galaxy Note 4, this makes it completely wireless because it is powered by the phone, unlike the current versions of the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus. A specific release date has yet to be announced but the headset is expected to hit retail outlets this Fall for a currently unknown price.
Now lets move on to Samsung’s second announcement- the Galaxy Note 4. The new handset features a 5.7 Inch 2560×1440 QHD display, a step up from the 1080p screen found on last year’s Note 3.
The Note 4 will also come with greater multi-tasking support, allowing you to shrink and re-size app windows that can hover over the top of other apps. There is a metal band wrapping around the edge of the phone, much like the recent released Galaxy Alpha and will be available in black, white, pink, and bronze.
The S-Pen will make a return, the phone will also feature a 16MP rear camera and a 3.7MP front facing camera. Under the hood, the device will either be packing an octa core or a quad core CPU depending on your region, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which can still be expanded via the micro-SD card slot. On the software side of things, Samsung is up to date with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
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KitGuru Says: Another event proving that rumors and leaks are usually incredibly accurate these days. We reported on the Galaxy Note 4’s specifications a few weeks back. We also knew that Oculus was supposedly helping Samsung out with its VR headset. What do you guys think of today’s announcements? Will you be upgrading to a Note 4? Does the VR headset interest you?
Source: The Verge