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Here's why Galaxy S9 doesn't have a new Gear VR headset

27 February 2018 3

Samsung Galaxy S9 launched recently at the MWC event but this time the company didn’t unveil any new Gear VR headset compatible with it. And, the reason behind this seems quite obvious and logical too. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are quite identical in terms of size and dimensions to their predecessors. Hence, they fit the criteria to fit inside the old Gear VR headset, which is 2017 Gear VR with Controller headset from Samsung.

The only visible change in the design of the new Galaxy flagships is the placement of fingerprint sensor, which now stays below the camera modules. This change doesn’t impact on the handsets’ compatibility with the 2017 Gear VR headset. Also, there are slightly smaller bezels and this change also doesn’t make any difference in viewing VR content using the last year’s Gear VR headset.

So, it’s indeed a good deal for those who’re planning to buy new handsets – Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ and already having last year’s Gear VR headset. If you own any of these headsets with model numbers - SM-R324 or SM-R325 then you can be absolutely sure that this will work with Samsung’s new flagship smartphone.

To the uninitiated ones, this year’s Galaxy flagships from S-series don’t just differ in terms of display size and the battery capacity. A major change in Galaxy S9 Plus makes it a different and provides individuality to it. Keeping the differences aside, the duo has plenty of new features that enhance their productivity and specifications that make them powerful than predecessors. You can learn more about the new devices by learning the differences between Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus and how do they differ with their predecessor.

  • The Samsung Galaxy S9 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.

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