In terms of virtual reality headsets, the Samsung Gear VR is considered to be pretty basic, at least compared to more “complete” headsets like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. However it looks like Samsung could have plans to beef up their VR efforts by creating a controller designed for the Gear VR headset.
This is thanks to leaked images which allegedly depict the controller that Samsung has in mind. From what we can tell, the controller seems more like a gamepad than anything. This means that in terms of being able to track your hand movements, the Gear VR isn’t quite there yet unlike headsets like the HTC Vive.
However the controller will allow gamers to control their VR experience better, especially when it comes to games. According to the image, it shows that the controller will feature an analog stick, four action buttons, and two shoulder buttons. It also appears that it can be affixed to the Gear VR headset itself, meaning that carrying it with you will be easier.
Unfortunately there is no word on when the controller will launch, nor how much it could cost, but until we hear from Samsung officially, take it with a grain of salt for now.