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Samsung’s new Gear 360 app is now live on the Play Store

Samsung unveiled a new Gear 360 camera alongside the Galaxy S8 last month. The company has now released a new smartphone companion app for the Gear 360 (2017). The Gear 360 (New) app can be used to control the camera remotely, change various settings, and even for initiating a live 360-degree broadcast on Facebook, Samsung VR, and YouTube.

The Gear 360 (2017) uses two 8.4-megapixel camera sensors with F2.2 aperture and fisheye lenses to capture 360-degree images and videos in “near 4K” resolution. The device is smaller than its predecessor, hence easier to carry around. Apart from Samsung smartphones, the camera is also compatible with newer iPhone models as well as PCs and Macs.

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preime101
preime101

Yet Samsung, in their infinite wisdom, have still chosen to block all of their phones older than the S6 from downloading the app, yet grant full access for any other android mobile or iOS device?!?

Micah
Micah

Actually it has better resolution than the previous version with true 4K even though the still photo megapixel is less than before, it doesn’t really matter though because these photos aren’t really made for zooming in and cropping like regular photos so it does no good having a huge megapixel count.

Luke Meiritz-Reid
Luke Meiritz-Reid

So specification difference between new and old 360 ???

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Its strange, the 2017 edition has a smaller F 2.2 lens, where the last gen has a better 2.0, which is noticeably better in low light. the Still images are better with over twice the MP at 32 for last years model. the 2017 is only 15MP. The only place it is really winning is the true 4K video capture, not sure what HDR landscaping and wind cutting modes are, if it is a hardware improvement or just another camera mode. the 2.0 lens on last years model is great in lowlight and full daylight. The battery is smaller in… Read more »

markstep1
markstep1

the previous 360 works better, the 2017 model is more like a LITE version, the sensor is less, the image quality is less, no NFC no wifi direct

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Is it really much different than its predecessor?

ANDROIDrouen
ANDROIDrouen

No ^^