Samsung announced that the new Gear VR and controller will be available on April 21st
Samsung announced that the new Gear VR will be available on April 21st for $129 during its Galaxy S8 event today. It comes with the new Gear VR controller but current owners of older Gear VR models can also nab it separately for $39.
Google Daydream hit the market with its own controller with a trackpad and a few buttons but Samsung has come out swinging. Samsung's new controller has a trigger and feels more akin to the Vive and Oculus Touch controllers than just an after though. This should allow for better gaming experiences on Gear VR.