Along side with Note 7, the new Gear VR was also announced. However, it is not something like Gear VR 2 so the new version just includes few little improvements.
To start with, new Gear VR uses Type-C over MicroUSB which means without any adapter, it can only be used with Note 7. However, with Type-C to MicroUSB adapters, you can use the other Samsung models which was compatible with the previous Gear VR.
Anyway, the most obvious change is the color. It is now black. However, if you look closely, you will also see some design changes such as the new cover for the front. Nevertheless, it is still plastic and if it was white, then you literally wouldn’t be able to see any differences unless you were comparing them side by side.
Moreover, new Gear VR aims to improve the VR experience by having wider field of view.
Now, here comes the price. It costs $99 and Samsung does not give this to the Note 7 costumers who are actually paying more to the phone than the S7 users.
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