Samsung Electronics’ virtual reality (VR) headset, the Gear VR, has received its telecommunication equipment certification in Korea. The company is expected to unveil the product one day before the opening of IFA 2014 on September 4.
According to the National Radio Research Agency, Samsung Electronics registered the Gear VR (model name: SM-R320) at the agency on August 22. Jointly developed by Samsung Electronics and Oculus, the headset uses special lenses and sensors for a VR experience. It is expected to be similar in design and function to Sony’s Morpheus, which is a goggle-type device connected to the PlayStation 4. As is the case with the Oculus Rift, it provides 3D images while recognizing the facial movement of the user for use in output devices like a mouse and keyboard.
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