Samsung Galaxy S6, S Edge could get a Gear VR of their own
Samsung continues in its efforts to get virtual reality hardware into the hands of the smartphone-using public, and this week Best Buy retail stores began carrying the Galaxy Note 4 accessory. And while the Note 4 may be the current cream of Samsung’s crop, we’re not too far away now from the launch of the company’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S6. We’ve talked a lot about possible GS6 hardware, including accessories that might come in the form of interchangeable back panels, but what about a VR accessory? Will Samsung grant the GS6 with the ability to work with something like the Gear VR? A new rumor suggests it will, and that VR compatibility could also come to the wrap-around-screened Galaxy S Edge.
Now, the “how” of this is a big question mark at the moment. We’re not sure if we’re talking about an all-new Gear VR model just for these upcoming phones, or maybe some sort of adapter to allow the phones to be used with the existing Note 4 Gear VR, but word is that Samsung’s trying to make it happen one way or another.
Maybe the most interesting component to this rumor is the inclusion of the Galaxy S Edge; Samsung built the Gear VR for the Note 4 but not the Note Edge, and the fact that this report specifically includes mention of S Edge support may suggest that Samsung’s already coming around to treating these over-the-edge-display models as less “limited edition concept” handsets and more as full-fledged members of its flagship families.