Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition available in Singapore

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, powered by Oculus, will be available in Singapore from 4th June. This Gear VR is compatible for S6 and S6 edge. Surprisingly, I think the price is very reasonable. It will be available in Frost White at a recommended retail price of S$298. Check out the Press Release for more information.

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Press Release

Samsung Introduces Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 in Singapore  

Powered by Oculus, Samsung reinforces its leadership in wearable technology and mobile virtual reality by delivering, fully immersive and cinematic experiences

Singapore, 27 May 2015 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the availability of the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. Powered by Oculus technology, and fully optimised and compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+, it delivers truly immersive and cinematic virtual reality experiences with an ergonomic and comfortable design.

“The launch of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 is a testament to Samsung’s legacy as a leader in technology and innovation. As the first virtual reality product by Samsung in Singapore, it reinforces our goal to continuously push boundaries to bring to life future technologies today,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

With the new Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, users can now experience being in the best seat of a theatre, having an immersive 360-degree view of an on-stage performance, or enjoy gaming in a stunning world where imagination becomes reality at their own terms – all with just one device.

“The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 brings the next level of mobile entertainment right in the hands of our customers. Along with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+, these devices showcase how we strive to deliver innovations that can help enhance their lifestyles,” added Goh.

Samsung today also announced the retail availability of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ in Green Emerald, a colour exclusive to this device and never seen before on Samsung smartphones. This is in addition to the popular variants currently available – White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. The new addition to Samsung’s flagship smartphone line-up exemplifies the harmony of the brand’s design philosophy – beauty meets purpose.

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Immersive Virtual Reality Content*

Dedicated to creating a breathtaking world with its realism, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 leverages the smartphones’ high resolution stereoscopic view to deliver an immersive entertainment experience. The large 5.1” display of the headset, combined with the 96-degree wide field of view and ultra high resolution of the smartphones allows consumers to take on virtual reality with more depth.

Experience a 360-degree tour of the Gyeongju VR Museum, immerse in the epic scene with the “Battle for Avengers Tower” 3600 experience, or explore the underwater world to interact with marine life with the Ocean Rift experience. With the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, consumers can experience exciting adventures in new and meaningful ways.

The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 also allows consumers to take their mobile gaming experience to new heights. Fight battles and control spaceships with a series of games specially developed for Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, providing consumers with a fully immersive experience.

Additionally, even while using the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6, consumers are assured that they do not lose touch of the real world. The Pass-Through feature on the headset allows users to see the real world through the rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ smartphone. The headset is able to notify users of incoming calls and messages.

Next Level Cinematic Experience

With the Oculus Cinema app, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 provides consumers the ultimate cinematic experience to watch trailers and your own movie files of selected formats in a theatre-like environment. Users get the option to choose from the modes cinema, home theatre and even the surface of the moon.

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Comfortable Fit

Designed with comfort and functionality in mind, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 features an ergonomic design with soft, flexible cushioning and an adjustable strap for maximum comfort as users take their entertainment to another level.

Local Availability and Pricing

The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 in Frost White will be available online from June 4, 2015 (Thursday) at a recommended retail price of $298 at the following retailer’s online store:

  • Local telecommunications operators – M1, Singtel, StarHub
  • Major consumer electronics stores/authorised retailers – Best Denki, Courts, Challenger, Harvey Norman, Planets Telecom and G-Force
  • Lazada.sg

It is also available for in-store purchase at all Samsung Experience Stores.

Consumers who seek to experience immersive entertainment using the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 can visit the 9 Samsung Experience Stores below.

Samsung Experience Stores:

  • Central: Paragon #B1-27/27A Tel: 6735 5926, VivoCity #02-28/29 Tel: 6376 9150, 313@Somerset #B2-24/25/26 Tel: 68361809, Chinatown Point #01-48 Tel: 62227911
  • East: Bedok Mall #B1-07 Tel: 67851118, Changi Airport Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge South #02-23 Tel: 6241 4215
  • North: AMK Hub #B1-37/38 Tel: 6753 6070
  • West: Jurong Point #B1-09/10/11 Tel: 6791 2272, Westgate #01-01 and #02-01 Tel: 6369 9175

Consumers visiting the upcoming PC Show 2015 can try out the intense spaceship combat game “Anshar Wars” with the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and stand to WIN a Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ (32GB^) and Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. Terms and conditions apply.

Date: 4 – 7 June 2015, 12-9pm daily

Venue: PC Show 2015, Singapore Expo Halls 5 & 6

Know Your Tech booth 6005

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ in Green Emerald will be available from May 30, 2015 (Saturday) with 32GB^ and 64GB^ storage options at local Telecommunication Operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorised retailers, Samsung Experience Stores as well as online at Lazada.sg at the recommended retail prices of $1,168 and $1,298 respectively.

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Additional Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ Accessories

  • Clear Cover ($48)
  • Clear View Cover ($88)
  • Flip Wallet ($48)
  • Protective Cover ($38)
  • Wireless Charging Pad ($98)
  • Level Link ($128)
  • Level On Wireless ($388)

NOTE:Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 is not recommended for children under 13 years, please see doctor before use if pregnant, elderly and/or there are heart, epileptic or other medical conditions. Detailed health and safety warnings apply, please see https://www.oculus.com/warnings.

* Available content may vary, additional charges may apply.

^Actual user-accessible internal storage is less than specified total memory due to operating system, software, and other built-in applications, and may vary after software updates/ upgrades.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com

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