The long-rumored collaboration between Oculus and Samsung has now been confirmed by both companies during a recent press event in Berlin.
"Samsung Gear VR delivers an unrivaled viewing experience with the 5.7-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display of Galaxy Note 4 providing stunning and engaging visuals at a mobile-leading resolution," the statement said.
"With the Gear VR Innovator's Edition, users can sit in the best seat of a theater, can be on-stage of a performance with full 360 3D video, and can enjoy gaming like it's never been seen before — inside stunning worlds where imagination becomes reality. Samsung's industry leading Super AMOLED display technology and cutting-edge Oculus-driven technologies fuse to create an experience that surprises and delights — all on a mobile device."
The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 is already using a screen from a Samsung Note 3, so a fully self-contained VR headset powered by a Galaxy Note 4 makes sense. The device doesn't require a standalone computer, doesn't require wires and is powered by the phone's own internal battery. The Gear VR will also include a 60fps pass-through camera so you'll be able to view your surroundings while wearing the headset.
The device gives the wearer a 96 degree field of view, and connects to the Galaxy Note 4 via a micro-USB connection. It also comes pre-loaded with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Pacific Rim VR content, along with the ability to view video content and movie trailers in virtual movie theaters. There will also be games coming to the system, including Darknet and Protocol Zero.
Pricing and release date for the hardware weren't given.