Samsung could be preparing to announce a new generation of its virtual-reality headset next month that's designed to work with Samsung's yet-to-be-unveiled flagship phone, according to SamMobile (opens in new tab).
Adding to the claim was a tweet from WinFuture.de contributor Roland Quandt, who posted via Twitter (opens in new tab) that a new Gear VR model "is coming" and will feature a new front cover to hold the S8 and come with a single-handed controller.
Samsung Gear VR SM-R324 is coming - same as SM-R323 for S7, but gets different front cover to hold Galaxy S8 - and a single hand controller.February 20, 2017
With a dedicated pack-in controller, the next generation of Gear VR could be an easier sell to those wanting more capable controls for playing VR games - not to mention could allow future Samsung phones to be Daydream-ready without relying exclusively on Google's own headset.
Though there's no telling just yet when Samsung will release a new Gear VR, the electronics giant is expected to tease more information regarding the S8's official reveal at the end of the month during MWC 2017.
Though the latest handset in Samsung's flagship line is rumored not to hit stores until April, we hope more information on Samsung's VR efforts will also be revealed in the months leading up to the new handset's release.
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