Along with its new Galaxy S8 flagship smartphones, Samsung today took the wraps off of a new Gear accessory.
The Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is a 360-degree camera with a refreshed design. This new Gear 360 camera has a little handle at the bottom that looks like it should be a little easier to hold compared to the previous Gear 360.
Samsung’s updated Gear 360 offers two 8.4-megapixel fisheye cameras that can capture 15-megapixel photos as well as 4K video. You can also live stream 2K video using a Gear 360 that’s paired with a smartphone. This 2K video can be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, and Samsung VR.
Other features of the new Gear 360 include a microSD card slot, USB Type-C, a body that’s IP53-rated for dust and water resistance, and a 1160mAh battery. The Gear 360 is compatible with the Galaxy S6 and up (including the Galaxy S8), the Galaxy Note 5, the iPhone SE, and the iPhone 6s and up.
Samsung isn’t saying when the Gear 360 (2017) will launch or how much it’ll cost when it does, but the previous model cost $349.99 at release, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the new model land with a similar price tag.