Virtual reality technology has become more popular than ever as it brings more fun to our daily life. Samsung Gear VR as a groundbreaking virtual reality headset is leading the technology. Since it unveiled the first innovator edition in 2014, it has developed five editions in total. Although, the Gear VR is limited to the Samsung smartphones, many of you are unclear what phones actually work with Samsung Gear VR. Here the editor will spell out for you.
In fact, when you are figure out something it is generally the process of knowing its history, now it is. There are two innovator versions of VR headsets and three consumer versions called Gear VR in Samsung. The compatible phones are differing from different versions. Following the details:
- The SM-R320 (Nov. 2014) was only compatible with Samsung Note 4 which released for developers so as to get deep understanding of VR technology.
- The SM-R321 (Mar. 2015) was an improved edition from the former one. A micro USB port is added, to provide additional power to the docked device, as well as a small fan inside to prevent the lens fogging. But its compatible phones were still limited in the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.
- The SM-R322（ 2015）, this is the first consumer version we could call Samsung Gear VR. It was sold out on the day of release. The biggest difference might lie in that this device supported for six Samsung galaxy smartphones the S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note 5, S7 and S7 edge by 2 settings. Each setting supports differently sized devices. (Setting A: Galaxy S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+; Setting B: Galaxy S7, S6, S6 edge.)
- The SM-R323 (2016). This model was released alongside the Samsung Note 7. In order to compatible with Note 7, it utilized USB-C connector instead of USB Micro-B. However, since the event of explosion of Samsung Note 7, the Gear VR was made incompatible with the Galaxy Note 7 for safety reasons.
- The SM-R324 (2017). As an updated model, this was released alongside the newest Samsung galaxy S8 on April this year. Undoubtedly it will support Samsung smartphones so far: Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge.
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