Virtual Reality is widely believed to be the next big thing in consumer technology, and Samsung has been one of the companies at the forefront of the VR revolution with its Gear VR headsets, which bring mobile-based virtual reality to the masses. So convinced is Samsung about the pull of virtual reality that it has now announced a new promo, which promises free Gear VR headsets to buyers of premium Galaxy smartphones. At least six devices are eligible for the offer, including the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. Samsung also says that the Gear VR will come with six free games from the Oculus store, which should certainly sweeten the already exciting deal even further.
While Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge already came with a ‘Free Gear VR’ offer during the pre-order period earlier this year, what’s interesting is that Samsung is now offering the exact same deal to buyers of its four premium devices from last year as well. Additionally, unlike last time, buyers will also get the six free games from the Oculus store, so that’s yet another upside to this deal. Anybody willing to take Samsung up on its offer needs to buy one of the eligible handsets between now and June 19th, before registering the product on the purpose-built promo page on Samsung’s website to get your free Gear VR.
The promo has just gone live as of today, and in order to redeem the offer, buyers will have until the 30th of June to submit their claims, along with valid purchase receipts. One thing that Samsung has mentioned on its promo page is that it will only give away a maximum of 600,000 Gear VR headsets during the course of this promo, so in case of more valid claims been filed, the company will give $100 gift certificates, which can be redeemed on Samsung.com. While that doesn’t immediately sound as interesting in theory as getting a Gear VR headset for free, the fact remains that users will still get their $100 dollars’ worth of freebies from Samsung either way.