Keeping with the virtual experience theme, we turn to Samsung and its Gear 360 camera, the first consumer-grade camera dedicated to 360° visual content. But what if consumer-grade just isn’t enough for you?
We’re seeing more of these 360° documentaries coming around all the time, but the visual quality hasn’t been something to write home about. Maybe a Gear 360 Pro could change that, according to SamMobile.
There aren’t any specifics about the device just yet, but a “Pro” model would presumedly entail “improved image and video quality as well as more features.”
The Gear 360 out on market uses dual 15-megapixel CMOS sensors with a 25.9-megapixel effective outlet, both with f/2.0 aperture. 360° video is recorded at a resolution of 3840 x 1920 at 30 frames per second. We’ll have to see if new sensors, more RAM and battery or maybe even more device compatibility — right now, Samsung flagship devices through the Galaxy S6 are supported — is in the cards.
The release window looks to be close to the Galaxy S8’s announcement, an event that will likely be pushed earlier next year.
Speaking of device compatibility, there’s also reportedly testing on a Gear 360 Manager app for iOS, though it’s nowhere near primetime just yet.