The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge aren’t the only devices Samsung unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Korean tech giant also lifted the curtain on a 360-degree VR camera, called, you guess it, the Gear 360.
Resembling a cross between a webcam and a Portal sentry, the Gear 360 is a cute little round ball with two protruding fisheye lenses, similar to LG’s recently announced 360 Cam. Each 15MP lens on the Gear 360 can combine its images to form a full 360-degree 30MP photo, as well as, of course, recording immersive 360 videos. Said videos can then be shared on Facebook, Google Street View, and Twitter, and Samsung naturally wants you, your friends and your milkman, to enjoy them all on its Gear VR headset.
The Gear 360 has a removable battery and a microSD slot for flexibility on the go, as well as a standard tripod mount so you can bling it up with accessories to nail your perfect shots. Available from May 21 in Singapore, the Samsung Gear 360 is priced at $498. You can buy it online through Lazada or, if you’re a bit old-school, you can get it at the usual IT and consumer electronics retailers here.
Check out Stuff TV’s Samsung Gear 360 hands-on review
for first impressions and a look at how it compares to LG’s alternative.
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