Samsung Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S Edge Reportedly Will Be Compatible With Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR was certainly one of the most interesting devices launched last year. The device was Samsung's first foray into virtual reality and seriously brought the possibility of the concept to the masses. That said, the masses as a whole are not really able to use VR currently though. This is largely because Samsung has made the compatibility with devices, minimal to say the least. Well, it's actually singular, as the Gear VR currently only works with Samsung  Galaxy Note 4.

That said, the latest rumors is that Sammobile are stating that they have it on reliable information, that both variants of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 will be supported by the gear VR. That is, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and The Samsung Galaxy S Edge will both be compatible. However, as Sammobile points out, this does lead to an interesting question - how will the Samsung Galaxy S6 devices fit the Gear VR? As the Note 4 is a massive 5.7" screen size device, this is presumably why it was the only device compatible with the virtual reality headset. That and Samsung really wanted us to buy the Note 4 as well. As we know from previous incarnations, the Samsung Galaxy S range of devices are typically much smaller in size. This is something which is almost certainly unlikely to change as the difference in size is needed to help differentiate the S range from the Note range. As such the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge devices are unlikely to be any bigger than roughly 5.2" in size.

This means there will have to be some form of adjustments going on with the VR unit in the future. It is possible that Samsung may release some form of replacement screen which would allow the Samsung Galaxy S6 devices to be connected safely and securely. Either way though, the news at least for now, is that both the upcoming S6 devices will be compatible with Samsung Gear VR. Does this make you any more interested in getting the S6? How do you think Samsung will make it fit? Let us know.

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