The new Samsung Gear VR and its motion controller, as well as the Samsung DeX, will launch in South Africa around the same time as the Galaxy S8 – early May.
The head of mobile at Samsung Electronics South Africa, Craige Fleischer, said Samsung will work with platform providers such as Microsoft in South Africa regarding the virtualisation options and software available on the DeX.
The new motion controller for VR headsets will launch with the Gear VR 3 headset, and will be available as a stand-alone purchase.
It is backwards compatible with older devices that support earlier Gear VR models, including the Note 4 and the Galaxy S7.
Launch dates and recommended retail prices for the accessories are below.
- Samsung Gear VR 3 with Motion Controller – R2,299
- Samsung Gear VR Motion Controller – R599
- Samsung DeX – R2,499
- Samsung Gear 360 Camera – R2,999