This year during Mobile World Congress, Samsung went to great lengths to raise awareness of a wider range of product aside from the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The company seems to have greatly emphasized on the Virtual Reality segment and even promoted the aforementioned flagships as unique VR machines. In addition, the Korean tech giant also lifted the veil off a brand new product called the Samsung Gear 360 which ties into the whole VR scene. The Gear 360 is a hand-held camera and as the moniker suggests, the unit is capable of capturing 360-degree videos which can be experienced at their full potential through the Samsung Gear VR headset. But given that the Gear 360 is the company's first product in this category, Samsung has decided it would be wise to release an infographic detailing some of the camera's intended uses and specifications.
Samsung's latest infographic – which you can see below – offers a quick preview on some of the key features presented by the Gear 360 camera. It explains the three simple steps of creating, saving, and sharing 360 degrees content, and shows a couple of scenarios where one might want to have a Gear 360 at hand for capturing moments, such as when traveling, when attending festivals, or when spending time with friends and family. The infographic also details some of the specifications, including the unit's ability to record videos at resolutions of 3840 x 1920, and capture 30-megapixel images. It also reminds prospective customers that the Samsung Gear 360 is compatible with a wide range of camera accessories, such as selfie sticks, microSD cards, and tripods. The Gear 360 does include a small tripod of its own, which can also act as a handle when folded.
It's worth pointing out that there are a few other key characteristics missing from the infographic, some of which can be considered more important than others. For instance, the Samsung Gear 360 is water and dust resistant with an IP53 certificate, and conceals a 1,350 mAh battery which should be enough for several hours of continuous video recording. Pricing and release details are still missing, but broadly speaking the Samsung Gear 360 is set for a market debut sometime in the 2nd quarter of the year.