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Samsung’s New Gear VR To Be Backwards Compatible

With Samsung’s New York-based reveal of the Galaxy Note 7 less than 48 hours away, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive.

The latest leak to hit tech blogs concerns Samsung’s new Gear VR headset.

Tech leak specialist Steve Hemmerstoffer posted an image of the headset’s design, seen above, to his Twitter account on July 29th.

In addition, reports have surfaced saying the new headset will support both the Note 7 and smartphones as far back as the Galaxy S6.

It is also said to be supplanting the original Gear VR’s 96-degree view with a 110-degree one, promising a more immersive experience.

To be clear, this is not the high-end VR headset we reported on last month.

There’s no word on pricing or availability yet but expect a buffet of details to come out of New York later this week.