Samsung Gear VR has overheating issues after just 25 minutes of use

Making use of the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has managed to create a virtual reality headset called Samsung Gear VR allowing users to have 96 degree viewing angle making use of the Quad HD-SuperAMOLED-screen featured on the Note 4. Many early beta testers that have had the chance to play around with the device say the Gear VR is something truly amazing and an “indescribable experience”, this is exactly what Samsung is trying to do with the new Samsung Gear VR Demo’s it has set up in specific South Korean Samsung stores but according to Asia Today there are a few serious issues, as demonstrations are limited to just 25 minutes.

According to the source, Samsung officials have confirmed this and it appears to be because the hardware overheats after just 25 minutes of use, according to the officials there isn’t much they can do regarding the overheating claiming it is a design issue.

All though the devices used are demo’s and might be a little different from the final product, Samsung is almost 2 months away of officially launching the device in its home country South Korea starting at $200, this is not enough time to make any final changes to the design as it should already be in production. Lets hope that if there is indeed an overheating issue, it has been fixed on the devices hitting the shelves in a couple of months or we could see Samsung push the release date further back.

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  1. This was PLANNED! Carmack explained this in detail at the oculus connect keynote.

    The Note 4 hardware is pushed to it limits with graphic intense games. So there are 5 “modes” on the Gear VR. And developers themselves can choose the mode: from “short but graphics intense” to “not so graphics intense” but can run forever”.

    So we will see both type of games: graphical intense fireworks for 15-20 minutes per game – or games with normal graphics that can run for ever.

    Ps: Carmack also made it clear that things like Virtual IMAX and 360 degree VR Video will run for at least for 2 hours without problems.

    You really should watch the Carmack keynote about the Gear VR. It’s on YouTube – and very fascinating!

    1. i find it hard to believe that the maximum usage time is 25 minutes and overheating a device is done on purpose.

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