Rumors have suggested that Samsung could be working on a 360-degree camera called the Gear 360, although given that Samsung has actually shown off a prototype in the past, it’s less of a rumor but more of a question as to when the device will actually launch. Turns out we might not have to wait much longer.
According to a report from SamMobile, they claim to have heard that the Gear 360 is expected to launch alongside the Galaxy S7 on the 21st of February, which coincidentally enough is also when MWC 2016 will be taking place. Samsung has already confirmed their presence and also teased the announcement of the device, so at the very least we know that a phone will be announced.
The report also goes on to detail the device, which will connect with smartphones via Bluetooth, and will also come with an accompanying smartphone app. It will also be powered by its own battery and built-in storage, although exactly how much remains unclear. It also features a pair of 180-degree fisheye lenses.
Given that Samsung has the Gear VR headset, releasing a 360-degree camera will no doubt help users create their own 360-degree virtual reality videos. No word on pricing just yet so do check back with us during MWC 2016 for the details.