At Samsung Unpacked this year, Samsung made some pretty cool announcements, unveiling not only the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus but also a new version of their Gear VR headset to work with these new smartphones.
If you want to create your own VR content to watch on this new headset of on any other VR-ready device then you might also be interested in the updated version of the Gear 360 VR camera that Samsung announced earlier today.
What makes this camera particularly interesting is that it is capable of recording footage in full 4K resolution via its dual 8.4-megapixel camera along with its Bright Lens F2.2 aperture and fisheye lenses.
It also comes with a new design that’s more ergonomic and ditches the small tripod of the old model in favour of a small rubber bottom.
You can transfer footage from it to a compatible smartphone or PC, or from an installed microSD card slot that can be sized at up to 256GB.
You can also stream live video to Facebook, YouTube, or Samsung VR right from the camera, which will also provide access to a range of viewing modes, editing tools, photo effects, and filters.
The new version of the Gear 360 VR will be compatible with their entire lineup, including the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, as well as devices all the way back to the S6 and S6 Edge, or non-Android devices as far back as the iPhone SE.
No pricing or availability has been announced for the new Gear 360 just yet.