Samsung’s mobile virtual reality headset is called Gear VR. The company launched it several years ago and has updated the headset almost every year. Users can slot in a compatible handset from Samsung and access a variety of virtual reality apps and games. It seems that the company now wants to bring its headset under the “Galaxy” umbrella with a new report claiming that Samsung is going to rebrand the Gear VR to Galaxy VR.

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This may not be the online device that Samsung brings under the Galaxy umbrella. Recent reports have also suggested that the company may be thinking of taking a similar step for its Gear smartwatches as well. A trademark application also revealed the possibility of a new device called the Galaxy Fit.

What’s unclear at this point in time is when Samsung is planning to go through with this change. Samsung hasn’t said anything about launching a new Gear VR headset at this point in time. If history is any indication, Samsung may not launch a new headset before its next Galaxy S flagship, which isn’t due to be launched until early 2019.

While it’s possible that a new headset may be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9 this year, that would mean that customers who buy the new flagship would have to get a new headset as well even though one may not be needed because Samsung isn’t expected to launch its higher-resolution display before the Galaxy S10 next year.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Gear VR and Samsung. Source: sammobile

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