Samsung Gear VR 3rd Generation: Australian pricing and release date

Alex Kidman 15 December 2015

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Samsung has released its third generation Gear VR headset in Australia. Here is what you'll pay and where to get it.

Samsung Australia has announced official local availability for the third generation Gear VR headset, which goes on sale in Australia from Samsung’s own online store as well as its Samsung Experience stores.

Samsung Australia expects to offer the Gear VR for wider retail availability in Australia sometime in 2016. That means it has the distinct possibility of competing in the market with other VR headsets such as Sony’s Playstation VR and HTC’s Valve-powered HTC Vive, although both are expected to be more expensive than the Gear VR.

The third generation Gear VR will set you back $159, not including the cost of a compatible headset to actually drop into it to enable its VR features. The Gear VR 3rd Generation is compatible with Samsung’s 2016 line of premium Galaxy handsets, a list that comprises the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.

The Gear VR is an Oculus device with Samsung branding, which means that software for it comes via the Oculus store. The 3rd edition is, as per Samsung, lighter and more comfortable to wear, and is compatible with a recently launched beta web browser if full field of vision web browsing interests you.

Need a new Samsung Galaxy phone to go with a Gear VR? Here is what the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will cost you on a variety of plans:

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