Samsung Gear 360 (2017) camera hits the market for $229 USD

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) VR camera accessory available in the US for $229 USD
Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
The new VR camera by Samsung is $100 USD cheaper than its predecessor, offering support for 4K video recording, as well as 2K live streaming to YouTube, Facebook, and other social networks.
Codrut Nistor,

Yesterday, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced the arrival of the new Samsung Gear 360 camera in the United States, also revealing the other details such as its price and retailers that would offer it at launch.

According to Samsung, the $229 USD price tag represents "a highly accessible price point for creating high quality, 360-degree photos and videos, or live broadcasting life’s moments in full 360 degrees." This lightweight and compact camera can shoot 15 MP still images, 4K videos, and can stream 2K live content to Samsung VR, YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms (when paired with a compatible handset).

The list of compatible Samsung devices includes the latest Galaxy flagships, as well as the older generations such as Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S7 Active, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+, or the Galaxy Note 5 phablet. Even more, "the new Gear 360 offers expanded compatibility with iOS devices and Windows®/Mac® computers."

Customers who purchase a Galaxy S8/S8+ until June 19 can get the Gear 360 (2017) for only $49 USD. The camera can be found both online and in stores at Best Buy, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Amazon, US Cellular, as well as via Samsung's online store.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-05-25 (Update: 2017-05-25)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.