Samsung's new Gear 360 camera is way cheaper than the original

Joanna Estrada
May 25, 2017

After revealing its new Gear 360 camera back in March, Samsung today revealed when you'll actually be able to buy the thing. Specs wise, the new Gear 360 isn't that far removed from the original.

To get this look up and running on your own Galaxy S8 device, simply install the APK (you'll need to allow for installs from Unknown Sources), reboot your phone, and that's it. After all, "the patterns in your irises are unique to you and are virtually impossible to replicate", Samsung explains on its website.

The night Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones was a big one.

Samsung's next-generation 360-degree handheld video camera will cost significantly less than last year's model when it goes on sale tomorrow (May 25) in the US.

Samsung's latest 360 camera really impressed us during the launch event. Case in point: Adobe Research recently demonstrated a method to turn consumer-grade monoscopic 360-degree footage into VR-ready 3D video.

A European hacker community on Wednesday published a video showing a purported security hole in the iris scanner of Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphone. It features a high-resolution display that bends on both sides and also comes with iris and face recognition scanners and a smart voice assistant program named Bixby.

From the Gear 360 mobile app, users can control the device remotely as well as stitch, edit and share content on the go. If you were awaiting it, now is the time!

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