Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:0059935) currently enjoys much success in the smartphone market with the lineup of Galaxy smartphones, but now it appears the South Korean tech giant is looking to take on something different.

Samsung Gear Virtual Reality Headset

Samsung introduces virtual reality device

The company recently teamed up with Oculus to create the Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This device revolutionizes mobile technology with cinematic virtual reality environment. A recent press release highlighted the new device with details on the specialized technology.

JK Shin, the president and chief executive officer of Samsung’s IT and Mobile Communications, explained how the device goes far beyond expectations mobile technology. He added it is also a strong representation of the progressive innovation from Gear. He also mentioned that he is more than happy to work with Oculus VR to bring the new experience to Samsung users.

The benefits of virtual reality technologies

Samsung Gear VR was designed to work with the Galaxy Note 4 model’s 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display to provide the best visuals at a mobile-leading resolution. Samsung VR Innovator Edition also improves overall visual experience like never before with full 360 3D video. This makes it ideal for serious movie buffs and gamers. Samsung’s AMOLED display technology paired up with the cutting-edge Oculus technologies offer a truly unparalleled experience on a single mobile device.

This device was designed with flexible cushioning that is soft and lightweight which makes it comfortable enough to wear. Since the Samsung Gear VR is also completely wireless, users can explore virtual worlds without the need of being connected to a computer. An impressive selection of virtual reality content that includes movies, games, 360 degree video content, and educational content only adds to the device’s appeal.

Samsung will launch the Gear VR device through the company’s online channel and through select mobile carriers later on. Samsung fans have a lot to look forward to this year.