SamsungYou'll get a free Gear VR headset if you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, according to a report from Android World.
The Gear VR is a virtual reality (VR) headset that uses Samsung's latest flagship devices, including the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5, to play VR content.
The content plays from a compatible Samsung phone, and the Gear VR headset uses optical lenses to focus that VR content.
VR makes for a more immersive experience compared to playing or watching content on a flat screen, as your entire field-of-view is taken up by the content playing from your phone.
Here's a basic gist of the way Gear VR works with a Samsung smartphone:
Normally, the Gear VR costs $99 to buy if you already have a compatible Samsung smartphone. If you don't, you'd need to buy one of those aforementioned flagship devices to use the Gear VR, which could cost you $650 or more, depending on which model you'd buy.
We expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy S7 on February 21 during the Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona, with a release date either in late March or early April.