Samsung’s New Gear 360 Introduces True 4K Video 360-Degree Content Capture

Updated Design, 15MP Photos and Live Stream Capability Make VR and 360 More Accessible and Easier to Share

NEW YORK--()--Samsung Electronics America Inc. today announced a new Samsung Gear 360, a 4K resolution 360-degree camera, expanding Samsung’s overall virtual reality ecosystem. The new Gear 360 offers enhanced features for producing high-quality content, including a streamlined workflow. Gear 360 is lightweight and compact, with a refined and accessible design to enable everyone to capture life as it happens.

“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 Gear 360 is no exception”

“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 Gear 360 is no exception,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The updated Gear 360 continues to expand the horizons of what consumers can experience and share.”

Enhanced Features for High-Quality 360 Content Creation

For the first time, the Gear 360 offers video recording at up to 4K resolution, letting consumers capture and share moments with friends and family. Equipped with 8.4-megapixel image sensors, the Gear 360 can also capture 15MP high resolution images.

When paired with the Gear 360 application, users can control the camera remotely as well as stitch, edit and share content on the go. Whether creating a 360-degree video or still image, users can access various viewing modes, and editing tools to use on their own content.

Always Stay Connected with 360 Social Live Broadcast

Gear 360 introduces real-time content sharing. When Gear 360 is paired with a compatible smartphone, the new device lets users share their moments at 2K resolution to platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Samsung VR*.

Expanded Compatibility for More 360 Experiences

Gear 360 is compatible with a selection of third-party accessories through the universal mount on the base of the device. The latest edition of Gear 360 is compatible with Samsung flagship devices including the newly released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge. Gear 360 offers greater compatibility with iOS devices and Windows®/Mac® computers.

For additional product information, please visit http://news.samsung.com/us or http://www.samsung.com/gear360.

* Samsung VR viewing recommended on mobile app or desktop

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) Product Specifications

    Gear 360 (2017)
Camera   Two CMOS 8.4-megapixel fish-eye cameras
Image Processor   DRIMe5s
Video   MP4 (H.265)

- Dual Lens: 4096x2048 (24fps)

Image   JPEG

- Dual Lens: 15MP

Audio   Codec: ACC

Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Memory   microSD card (Up to 256GB) – sold separately
Features   Shooting mode

Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video, Landscape HDR

  IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
  Camera mode

Dual/Single Lens mode

Connectivity   Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)

Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth v4.1

USB 2.0 (Type-C)

Dimension   100.6x46.3x45.1 mm
Weight   130g
Battery   1,160mAh Li-ion
Compatibility   Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge, *Android 5.0 or later, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, *iOS 10.0 or later, Windows, macOS

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

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