Thinking of upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S9? Check here to see if your Gear VR will be compatible.
The Samsung Gear Virtual Reality headset is made to work with your Samsung phone. If you’re looking to get a Gear VR and you’re not getting the Samsung Galaxy S9 then see our compatibility list for the VR here Can I use the Samsung Galaxy VR
If you already have a Gear VR and you are looking to get a Samsung Galaxy S9, you will need to know if your VR is compatible with the device, before you waste your money! The Samsung Galaxy S9 is compatible with the VR, but only the latest version. To tell if your VR will work with the Galaxy S9 follow the simple steps below.
The latest version of the Gear VR is the black/blue coloured device, if you have the white one, unfortunately, it will not work with the Galaxy S9. The white Gear VR does not support the Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy S8, you will need to get the newer/updated version of the VR.
You can also check the model number if the model number is SM-R325 or SMR324, then the VR is compatible with the new Galaxy S9. An even easier way to tell if you have the right model is to check that the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ works with the device if the Galaxy S8 does, the Galaxy S9 will. This means that if you’re upgrading your Galaxy S8 to an S9, you will not need to update your VR as well!
Get a Samsung Gear VR here