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New Gear VR could launch with upcoming Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 will be incompatible with the existing Gear VR if its USB Type-C rumor proves to be true
The Galaxy Note 7 will be incompatible with the existing Gear VR if its USB Type-C rumor proves to be true
Mysterious Samsung device with the model name SM-R323 appears on tracking database just weeks ahead of the planned Galaxy Note 7 launch event.

In addition to the newly announced Gear 360 panoramic camera, the ecosystem around the Samsung Gear VR headset has been steadily growing. The very first version of Gear VR Innovator Edition carries the model number SM-R320 and was aimed for the Galaxy Note 4. The second Gear VR model carries the model number SM-R321 and is compatible with the Galaxy S6 while the latest Gear VR currently on store shelves has the model name SM-R322.

Now, a new device with the model number SM-R323 has appeared on Indian shipping database Zauba that will likely be announced as the successor to the current Gear VR. It's entirely possible that Samsung will announce the long-awaited Galaxy Note 7 this coming August 2nd alongside a brand new Gear VR headset. It's also worth keeping in mind that the Galaxy Note 7 will likely ship with USB Type-C and would thus be incompatible with the current Gear VR headset. Whether or not the next Gear VR headset will be a completely new design or a simple USB Type-C modification to the existing headset remains to be seen.

The Gear VR headset has been a success for Samsung having recently sold at least 185,000 units in Germany alone.

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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-07-11 (Update: 2016-07-11)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.