Samsung Gear VR price and release date leaked

We first got a glimpse of the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset at IFA Berlin in the first week of September, and the device seemed to be as simple as it is smart. The Samsung Gear VR headset showed off great virtual reality rendering and a Google Cardboard-like construction. Samsung has partnered with Oculus in the development of the Samsung Gear VR, with the former supplying the software, while the latter supplies the hardware.

We had been thinking and voicing that the Samsung Gear VR would not be as expensive as Google Glass and it turns out you will be able to purchase the headset for $200, which is a whole lot cheaper than other virtual reality devices like the Epson Moverio BT-200. Besides finding out the Samsung Gear VR price, we also heard rumors about its alleged release date, pegged for December 1, just in time for the holidays.

Keep in mind, that both the Samsung Gear VR price and release date are still just rumors, since the company hasn’t confirmed anything about them yet. Nonetheless, you will also have to remember that the Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy Note 4 and the Note 4 only. That means that while the headset itself will set you back a pretty reasonable sum, you will still have to get your hands on a Galaxy Note 4, which has a hefty price if you want it off-contract. Hefty, as in around $750. That would raise your grand total to $950 for the whole package. Since the holidays are nearing, you might be thinking of the Galaxy Note 4 as a gift (for yourself, probably), so adding the Samsung Gear VR headset to your gift-box would be a nice touch.

The December release date and $200 price tag for the Samsung Gear VR might only apply to Korea, since the leak originates from there. That leaves the possibility that U.S. customers will only get the change to buy the Samsung Gear VR at the beginning of 2015, and it might be more expensive.  Take the news with a grain of salt and keep your eye out on December 1, maybe the Samsung Gear VR will turn up in a store near you. Like it did at Best Buy.