Samsung Gear 360 Officially Arrives in Hong Kong A 360-degree Full Panoramic Camera Redefining Visual Experience

Jun 23. 2016

Easily create, view and share 360-degree videos and images to capture mesmeric life moments

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Hong Kong – June 23, 2016 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd today announced the official arrival of Gear 360 to Hong Kong - userscan now capture life’s best moments with the 360-degree camera. The new Gear 360 is designed for travel, festive gatherings and every activity in between to provide an all-encompassing visual experience. Together with Samsung’s Gear VR and Galaxy smartphones, Gear 360 leverages the best of the virtual reality experience at all times.

“Samsung continues to push the boundaries of mobile experience to create products in complement to users’ everyday lives,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President of Information Technology and Mobile Business, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. “Aiming to ever expand user’s mobile experience, Samsung proudly introduces Gear 360 to let users capture life the way it happens, and then relive these moments via Samsung’s Gear VR and smartphones. The launch of Gear 360 has further expanded the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, leading to a more diversified and integrated user experience.”

Equipped with Excellent Dual Lens

Samsung Gear 360 is equipped with dual fisheye lenses that each features a 15 megapixel image sensor, giving users the ability to capture high-resolution (3840x1920) 360-degree video and 25.9 megapixel still images. Users can also shoot 180-degree wide-angled landscape or portrait videos and images using only one side of the lenses. Built for any time of day, Gear 360 entails Bright Lens F2.0 that allows users to create high resolution images and full panoramic videos day and night.

Portable with a Light and Spherical Design

With a light and compact, spherical shaped design, Gear 360 makes it easy for users to capture amazing moments anytime and anywhere. Certified with IP53 water and dust resistance, Gear 360 maximizes portability to film on the go or for indoor activities. Gear 360 comes with a user-friendly tripod and is also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market, enabling users to shoot steady 360-degree videos and images with ease.

Seamless Galaxy Experience

To connect Gear 360 with any Galaxy smartphones, users can simply install mobile app “Gear 360 Manager” and then tap on the Gear 360 to connect via NFC. Gear 360 can then be connected with smartphones via Bluetooth and WiFi, enabling users to preview content in real-time when recording. Users can further edit produced pictures and videos using the “Gear 360 Manager” too.

With the help of the “Gear 360 Manager” app, Gear 360 automatically saves content on users’ paired smartphones for easy viewing, and even sharing to friends and family via social networks that supports 360-degree videos such as Facebook and YouTube.For a complete 360 viewing experience, users can always immerse themselves in self-created content through a Gear VR.

Gear 360 is compatible with selected Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.

Availability and Suggested Retail Prices

Samsung Gear 360 will be available in Hong Kong from 24 June 2016 with suggested retail price as follows:

Model

Color

Suggested Retail Price

Gear 360

White

HKD2,998

 

Samsung Gear360 Specifications:

Chipset

DRIMe5s

Standard

WiFi / Bluetooth Only

Dimension

66.7 x 56.3 x 60.1 mm

Weight

152g

Display

0.5” (72 x 32) PMOLED

Camera

CMOS 15.0MP X2 / F2.0

Memory

1GB RAM, MicroSD card (Up to 200GB) 

Sensor

Gyro Sensor, Accelerometer

Battery

1,350 mAh 

Recording time

• Up to 140 mins (Dual 2560x1280@30fps)
• Up to 160 mins (Single 1920x1080@30fps)

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4+5GHz)
WiFi Direct
BT v4.1
USB 2.0
NFC

IF Connector

Micro USB

Codec

Video: H.265 (HEVC)
Audio: AAC

Video Recording

MP4 (Maximum Resolution)
• 360° (3840 x 1920) @30fps
• 180° (2560 x 1440) @30fps

Still Capturing

Default Output Pixel (Count Equivalent to)
• 25.9 MP (7776 x 3888)

Features

Camera Mode
• Dual Lens Mode, Single Lens Mode (Front/Rear)
• Video, Photo, Time Lapse, Video Looping

Camera Setting
• Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, Wind Cut, ISO Limit (up to 6400)
• Auto correct angle, Location tags
• Number of microphones: 2

Convergence

Mobile Application (Samsung Gear 360 Manager)
PC Software (Gear 360 ActionDirector)

Smartphone Requirement

Galaxy S7 edge, S7, S6 edge+, S6 edge, S6, Note5

Water and Dust Resistance

IP53

 

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

**Battery performance may vary depending on configuration, and device usage.

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