Continuing the announcements from the Samsung’s Unpacked event, the company has also introduced the refreshed Gear 360 Spherical VR camera that supports 4K resolution-capable 360-degree camera which now supports live streaming. The gear 360 2017 edition is an extension of the original Gear 360 that was introduced last year at the MWC 2016 event.
The new Samsung Gear 360 Spherical VR Camera is capable of 4K video recording and features two 8.4-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture lens on both dual Fisheye lenses. It also supports Live broadcasting or can upload directly to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or Samsung VR which when synced with a compatible smartphone or computer. The Gear 360 is an IP53 certification for dust and water resistance and packs an 1160mAh Li-ion battery. It comes with a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 256GB.
The new refreshed Gear 360 Spherical VR camera will be compatible with a selected third-party accessories and mounts. It is also compatible with several Samsung smartphones including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy S6 Edge, and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). It is also compatible with few Apple devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE as well as MacBooks and Windows PC’s.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB 2.0 (Type-C) and weighs in at 130 grams. Samsung is yet to reveal the pricing and availability of the new Gear 360 Spherical VR Camera.