Recently, Samsung Mania, a Czech site, has published to what they claim to be leaked renders of a new controller that will be use for the Gear VR headset. This peripheral will be made by Samsung’s partner Oculus, and it will feature one analog stick on its left, four face buttons (that have been labeled as X, Y, A, and B), two bumpers, a “home” button (perhaps like the PS button found in the PlayStation 3 and 4 controllers), and a button for pairing the device with the use of Bluetooth. The feature that is considered is main selling point is that you can snap it into the space where your phone would usually fit. Therefore, it could make the entire package self-contained. While everything about this controller would seem like a great idea, making use of it actually does not make quite sense.
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At the time of writing, it has been reported that Oculus has declined on the alleged leaks for the Gear VR controller. These alleged images also have sources that are unclear. Also, the only additional information that is written in the article from Samsung Mania is that it weighs 300-grams and should be arriving “soon.”
Those who have read the article should take the information as a grain of a salt. It should also be noted that the gaming fanbase does love to trick people by creating incredibly elaborate fake products. Therefore, there are more red flags than usual as compared to concrete evidences pertaining to the development of the product.
While the news about the alleged upcoming Samsung Gear VR controller would excite many when reading about its offerings on paper, there is a very weird element pertaining to that leak. In the information provided in the article, it suggests that the South Korean tech firm is either releasing a new headset alongside of this controller, or planning to keep the old headset around for quite a while.
As for the next Gear VR headset (should there be one), it is widely expected that it will have the phones clip on it with the use of a new USB-C connector, instead of using the current micro-USB. Therefore, should it have the new connector, then it would be really difficult to sell the new headset and the controller to people. Furthermore, because of the addition of the new connector as part of the controller and the next headset, those who have the old version of the Samsung VR headset will only be left in disarray due to the choice that the company would make should this be real.