Virtual reality (VR) is definitely an up and coming field in tech today, with pioneers Oculus piquing the interest of many with its VR simulator, Oculus Rift. Smartphone manufacturers are also getting into this field today with Samsung already forging a partnership with Oculus to bring the Gear VR, exclusive for the Galaxy Note 4 phablet. With Gear VR close to hitting stores in the US soon, we wonder if there will be more VR options for users of other Samsung devices. And that answer seems to be yes with a recent report claiming that Oculus is indeed working with Samsung to bring more VR devices.
Oculus CEO Brendan Irbe made that statement at the Startup Nations Summit in Korea earlier today, but stopped short of specifics on what those devices will be and when will they be available. Samsung themselves declined to comment on the partnership. It will be an interesting period for Samsung to be working on new products given its poor sales performance last year. Furthermore, it seems that both parties would like to assess how well the Gear VR performs in the market before they commit to further collaborations.
With the Oculus Rift and Gear VR releasing in the near future, we may see VR become a main stay in tech for years to come. The question is, will Samsung stand alongside Oculus as forerunners in the industry or also rans.