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Samsung Gear VR goes on sale in the U.K. for £80

Samsung’s new Gear VR headset today goes on sale in the U.K., priced at £80 (approx. $120). The device can be purchased from a Samsung Shop, while major retailers — including carrier O2 — will be offering it in early 2016.

The new consumer Gear VR is a significant improvement over the original, developer edition — and half the price. It’s also compatible with more smartphones, but you’ll still need a certain Galaxy flagship to enjoy it. Supported models include:

  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 edge
  • Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Galaxy Note 5

The U.K. sale comes just a day after Gear VR got its very own web browser with voice controls and a “Gaze” mode, which lets you enjoy 360-degree video. We’ve been incredibly impressed with the device so far, and early reports suggest it has been selling well in the U.S.

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Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...


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