Is Samsung taking on Sony and Facebook in the virtual reality market?

Samsung is set to take on Facebook and Sony with a virtual reality headset later this year, but you’ll need a Galaxy smartphone if you want to use one.

The Gear VR will use the smartphone’s accelerometer, gyroscope and processing power to track head motion, and, according to Sammobile, will be officially announced by Samsung alsongsie the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA 2014.

The headset, which will rival Sony’s Project Morpheus and Facebook’s Oculus Rift, can also use the smartphone’s rear-facing camera sensor to supply the user with a video feed of the real outside world, and has a touchpad to allow users to control it

We’re not sure if we’re totally sold on the whole virtual reality thing just yet, but give it a few years, and maybe we’ll all be walking round with our Samsung, Facebook and Sony headsets on!

Hayley Minn