Samsung Gear 360 2017 version went up on sale in the U.S on May 25 and just a little over one month after the sales commenced, the device is on offer at a discount price. The Gear 360 sales started with a $229 price tag which is a highly reasonably priced for a device which lets users create high-quality, 360-degree photos and videos, or broadcast life’s moments in full 360-degrees live.
Surprisingly, Amazon is offering the panoramic camera for $199.46 that is about $30.53 (13%) off the initial price. In addition to the price cut, the Gear 360 2017 current offer comes with FREE Shipping!
The Samsung Gear 360 2017 deviates from its predecessor in the design it features. It now comes with a new streamlined design that makes it lighter in weight and compact in size. The panoramic camera still runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS and specs wise, it features dual 8.4-megapixel CMOS sensors with an f/2.2 aperture and fish-eye lens on either side.
The main highlight of the new Samsung Gear 360° camera is its ability to record at 4K resolution (4096×2048) at 24 FPS and H.265 encoding for the first time. The camera also supports 360 live-streaming at full HD resolution on platforms such as YouTube, Samsung VR.
The camera also supports 360 live-streaming at full HD resolution on social media and video sharing platforms such as YouTube, Samsung VR and even Facebook.
The camera can also capture crisp 15 MP 360-degree still photos. The camera stores its data in a microSD card which has a capacity of up to 256GB.
The 360° camera comes with a capable non-removable battery which supports up to 2 hours of recording at 2K resolution.
It also features a USB Type-C port instead of the USB 2.0 on the previous version, making it easy to charge the device from a Smartphone with reverse charging feature, if required.
The Samsung Gear 360 2017 version is compatible with Samsung’s wide range of Galaxy series phones including the newly released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
The Tizen-powered device also has a universal mount at its base which is compatible with many third-party accessories.
We don’t know how long this promotion will run but it has to be until while stock lasts. So, if you’re interested in having one, this may just be the right time to do that, click the Buy Now button below.