Samsung along with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, the South Korean giant also introduced the newly refreshed variant of the Gear 360, the 4K resolution-capable 360-degree camera which now supports live streaming. Called Samsung Gear 360 2017 is now available to buy in USA and UK, priced at $239.90 and £236.74, respectively.
New Samsung Gear 360 2017 now will be compatible with a selection of third-party accessories and mounts. It will be 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 S6 Edge, Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A7 (2017).
In addition, the Gear 360 spherical VR camera will be also compatible with iOS devices including the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE, as well as Windows and Mac computers. This new virtual reality camera offers 4K video recording and will sport two 8.4-megapixel image sensors with a bright lens (f/2.2 aperture) on both dual fisheye lenses.
Samsung also confirmed that the new Gear 360 spherical camera will also be able to live broadcast or upload directly to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or Samsung VR. New Samsung Gear 360 2017 variant also comes with IP53 certification for dust and water resistance. It supports microSD cards of up to 256GB capacity and packs an 1160mAh battery. For connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB 2.0 (Type-C). It measures 100.6 x 46.3 x 45.1 mm and weighs 130 grams.