In addition to its Galaxy smartphones S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung announces the arrival of a camera filming at 360 °, the aptly named Gear 360 …

Logical that after working with Oculus Rift to achieve its own virtual reality helmet, the Gear VR, Samsung has wanted to complete its range. On the eve of the opening of the Mobile World Congress, held from 22 to 25 February in Barcelona, ​​the South Korean announces the imminent arrival of his Gear 360. Missing piece in the Samsung ecosystem around virtual reality, the Gear VR is visually a nice camera.This incorporates two goals 15 megapixels each. Depending on requirements, it will be possible to trigger a goal or two, the camera flying from a smartphone or with his three small buttons (Power, Menu / pairing and Registration). A tiny control panel makes it by self elsewhere.

Meanwhile GoPro …

Featuring a removable battery and a slot for Micro SD memory card (up to 128GB), the camera comes with a mini tripod. A standard thread also allows attaching it to a thousand and one accessories. The demonstrations which we could briefly attend reveal a very simple tool to use.

The smartphone connected to the Gear VR (here the Samsung Galaxy Edge S7) serves as steering console and control panel

The smartphone connected to the Gear VR (here the Samsung Galaxy Edge S7) serves as steering console and control panel. – CHRISTOPHE SEFRIN

Used with a smartphone and the dedicated application, it is possible to preview images from the camera, take pictures (up to 30 megapixels), to start and stop video recording, and then import your images in his mobile terminal.

Enjoy the Youtube compatibility

The application then offers email sending and sharing, including direct access to YouTube, which, last year, is compatible with the video 360. And of course, remain legible videos shot with a smartphone plugged into a VR headset.

For now, no information on the release date or the price of the Gear 360. But Samsung launches new bombshell GoPro which have always waiting for thestatements of intent about 360 videos .