The Samsung Gear VR is a mobile virtual reality headset developed by Samsung and Oculus. The headset was released on November 27, 2015. Gear VR works with 2015 or newer Samsung smartphones with Android Lollipop 5.0.1 and newer. This edition has improved ergonomics and a redesigned touchpad for easier navigation.
Gear VR 2017 SM-R324, with support for the larger Galaxy S8 was unveiled on 29 March 2017. Samsung also unveiled a handheld Gear VR Controller accessory, which is bundled with the updated model, and will be available as a standalone accessory for existing devices. It remains compatible with existing supported devices.