Samsung unveiled the Gear 360, the company’s 360-degree camera, during Mobile World Congress 2016 but declined to give details as when the device will be available.
Today, during South Korean company’s developer conference in San Francisco, Samsung stated the Gear 360 will go on sale on April 29th. Unfortunately, the Gear 360’s final price is still unknown.
In a statement to MobileSyrup, Samsung Canada confirmed the VR camera will eventually make its way north of the U.S. border, but not on the 29th like other in other regions. “At this time, we are excited to confirm that the Samsung Gear 360 will be available for Canadian consumers in 2016. For now, that’s all the information that we have but we will provide you with subsequent information on timing and specifics as it becomes available,” said Samsung Canada.
The Gear 360’s design is shaped like a ball and features two fisheye lenses, each capable of shooting 4K video and 30MP still images at 195-degrees with an f/2.0 aperture for both.
The device captures images at 7,776 x 3,888 pixel resolution and has the capability to support 128GB microSD cards.
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