Hands-on: Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
Along with the launch of the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are a slew of accessories and one of the is the new Gear 360 — Samsung’s own 360-degree pocket camera.
The new Gear 360 is designed differently from before. From being just a spherical camera that looks like an eyeball, it’s now taller thanks to its neck. The neck provides grip during usage of the camera and it also houses the record button and a small LCD.
On its head, we have the menu button which also doubles as the Bluetooth pairing key, then the back button which then doubles as the power button, too.
On its side are the microSD card to stores photos and videos. Since it’s already 2017, the device charges through a USB Type-C port, just like parent smartphone.
The new Gear 360 features real 4K video recording @ 4096 x 2048 resolution and also live broadcast in supported platforms including Facebook. With the Samsung Gear 360 app, you can instantly snap and share you captured footages.
Other specs include a gyroscope, accelerometer, and IP53-certification making dust and splash-proofed. Wireless connectivity options are its dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth 4.1.
The new Gear 360 will launch soon. No definite date and pricing yet.