New Samsung Gear VR

Samsung will release a new version of its Gear VR headset in November. The new version will cost $99 and will go on sale first in the US, and Samsung says it will be available for consumers in time for the "Black Friday" holiday shopping season, The headset will be available in other parts of the world shortly afterwards.

The new Gear VR will still require a smartphone for its display and Samsung says it will work with the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy SS edge + smartphones.

New Samsung Gear VR

The company announced the new headset as part of the Oculus Connect developer conference. Samsung says that the new Gear VR will be 22 percent lighter than the previous version and be more comfortable to use.

New Samsung Gear VR with phones

Source: Samsung