The new Gear 360 is the 2017 edition of the Gear 360 that was originally launched last year at the MWC 2016 trade show. The South Korean company as of now has not revealed the pricing or availability of the new Gear 360.
The Samsung Gear 360 will offer 4K video recording feature and will sport two 8.4-megapixel image sensors with bright lens (f/2.2 aperture) on both dual fisheye lenses. Samsung explains that if the new Gear 360 will be synced with a compatible smartphone or computer, it will be able to live broadcast or upload directly to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or Samsung VR.
The new Samsung Gear 360 also comes with IP53 certification for dust and water resistance. It packs a 1160mAh Li-ion battery and supports microSD cards of up to 256GB capacity. Connectivity options on the Gear 360 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB 2.0 (Type-C). It measures 100.6x46.3x45.1mm and weighs in at 130 grams.
Announcing the new Gear 360, Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Wearable Business, Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics said, "As consumers turn more to video to share their experiences, we want to deliver accessible and innovative products to make digital content easier to create, share and stream. The updated Gear 360 will continue to expand the horizons of what consumers can experience and share."
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