About a month ago, Samsung trademarked the name Gear VR. It was speculated that this could be Samsung’s attempt at a wearable headset, but unlike Google Glass, Samsung’s efforts would be more towards virtual reality and would most likely compete with the likes of the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus.
A couple of weeks ago, an alleged photo of the headset surfaced and now thanks to the folks at SamMobile, they have managed to get their hands on a handful of screenshots which are apparently that of the accompanying Gear VR app. As per the app’s screenshots, it pretty much confirms that the headset will focus on virtual reality.
The screenshots also takes us through the setup process and also some instructions to the user as to how to use the device. It also reveals some of the controls of the headset, like how there are touch pad buttons on the right side of the headset that allows users to swipe through items, and tapping it to select.
Oddly enough one of the screenshots has a typo which reads “reight” instead of “right”, which does seem a little suspect, although other than that the screenshots in general looks pretty legit and perhaps still in development. In any case as with all leaks and rumors, take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully Samsung will have additional details to share come IFA 2014 this September.