The Korean tech conglomerate Samsung unveiled the Gear 360 VR Camera at the starting of the year and made the interested buyers wait a very long time to get their hands on this amazing wearable. The company released the Gear 360 camera in some selected markets as well as in a very limited scale. But finally, it looks like the prolonged wait is over as the company has properly launched the Gear 360 VR camera, following the announcement of the grand release of the Galaxy Note 7, today.
The interested buyers now can pick up their desired Gear 360 VR camera from Samsung’s retail partners from 19th of August, the same day Galaxy Note 7 will also be up for sale in the USA. As Samsung confirmed a few months ago, the Gear 360 camera will cost $349 in the United States and availability in the other countries is still uncertain at this moment.
The Gear 360 is the company’s first attempt to create a consumer-friendly gadget through which people will be more interested in creating virtual reality contents, especially 360-degree media. Weighing only 5.39 ounces, the wearable is equipped with two f/2.0 fish-eye lenses and each lens is capable of shooting 195-degree photos and videos. Then, the device automatically merges the contents taken by two lenses and creates a fully immersive 360-degree video or photo. The camera shoots photos up to 30 megapixels and is also capable of recording near-4K videos (38401920).
Not only that, Gear 360 supports up to 128 gigabytes of storage via microSD card and let the users shoot a video for around 7 hours in highest possible resolution. The gadget is powered by a 1,350 mAh lithium-ion battery and gives two hours of battery life.
So if you are interested in buying this awesome wearable, the Samsung Gear 360, 19th August is the date for you to be remembered.