Samsung today announced a new Gear 360 VR camera alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It comes with an updated design that makes the camera easier to carry around and more comfortable to hold. Samsung has also made improvements under the hood which enables the new Gear 360 to record video in true 4K resolution. The first Gear 360 camera wasn’t capable of doing that as it was limited to near-4K resolution.
This is the first time that the Gear 360 is capable of recording video at up to 4K resolution. Touting 8.4 megapixel image sensors, the camera is also capable of capturing 15 megapixel high resolution images.
It can be controlled remotely using the Gear 360 app to stitch, edit, and share content on the move. Another new feature is called Social Live Broadcast.
When paired with a compatible smartphone, the new Gear 360 allows users to live stream content at 2K resolution to platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Samsung VR.
The new Gear 360 camera is compatible with Samsung’s recent devices which include the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 as well as iOS devices and Windows/Mac PCs.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed the pricing today but does mention that the new Gear 360 camera will soon be released globally.