Samsung may be working on an updated version of its Gear VR headset to be compatible with the unreleased Galaxy Note 7. A new listing on an import site shows a VR headset from the company is under testing to be compatible with a fellow Samsung smartphone.
Import site Zauba which has in the past listed various Samsung devices under testing modes shows the Gear VR variant with code SM-R323. According to the GalaxyClub, the R320 was the first ever Gear VR for the Note 4, while the R321 was for the S6 and finally the SM-R322 is the current edition running with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones. As per the serial number, it seems likely that the VR headset will work with the nest Galaxy smartphone to be launched which is the Note 7.
A major reason to believe the report is that Galaxy Note 7 is expected to come with a USB Type-C port which is not compatible with the current generation of the headset. Samsung will obviously want every flagship it releases from now on to be compatible with the headset and the Note 7 is no exception.
The Note 7 is expected to be unveiled in the first week of August and if this VR headset is under development in all likelihood it will be released with the smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be Samsung's next big flagship launch with a 5.7in dual-edged curved AMOLED display running on a Snapdragon 820 or 823 processor. The device is also expected to showcase the company's iris scanning technology that it recently displayed on the Galaxy iris Tab.