Alongside the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge announcement, Samsung today announced a new VR accessory during their Unpacked event at MWC 2016, called the Samsung Gear 360 it has been designed to allow users to create their own 360-degree videos with ease.
This video can then be viewed on Samsung’s own Gear VR device, or shared to services that offer 360-degree videos like YouTube or Facebook.
In terms of specs, the Gear 360 uses two back-to back cameras that use 15MP sensors with wide-angle lenses to capture 180-degree 15Mp content each, or 360-degree 30MP content combined.
It also has its own 1,350 mAh battery, and is able to record to a microSD card.
Compatible Galaxy phones will also be able to wirelessly connect to it to preview what you’re filming in real-time, and to actually stitch the content together.
Samsung says that they should begin selling it at some point next quarter, but haven’t announced pricing yet.