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Samsung Gear 360 2017 now on Offline & Online sales in the U.S. for $229

By
Jed
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May 26, 2017

Samsung Electronics America has announced that its latest Gear 360 2017 will be available in the U.S. as from May 25, 2017. The Gear 360 will be sold for just $229 which is a highly affordable price for a device which lets users create high-quality, 360-degree photos and videos, or broadcast life’s moments in full 360-degrees live.

The itinerary also includes that the Gear 360 2017 will be available via offline and online sales channels across the United States. The offline channel includes in-store purchase at Best Buy stores, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular, while the online channel includes buying from BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, Samsung.com and through the ShopSamsung app.

The Samsung Gear 360 2017 comes with a new design, which is different from the one used on the previous Gear 360. The smart gadget is lightweight and has a compact size which can suitably fit into a pocket. The Gear 360 2017 runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS and also features dual 8.4-megapixel CMOS sensors with a f/2.2 aperture and fish-eye lens on either side. The main highlight of the 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 and even

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The main highlight of the 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 and even Facebook. The camera can also capture crisp 15 MP 360-degree still photos. The camera stores the recorded content in a microSD card (support up to 256GB). The battery 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, if required.

The Gear 360 2017 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 is also compatible with many third-party accessories through the universal mount at the base of the device.

In addition to putting up the Gear 360 2017 for sale at just $229, Samsung has also made a stunning offer. Samsung is offering consumers who purchase a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ between May 25, 2017, and June 19, 2017, the ability to purchase the new Gear 360 2017 for just $49 instead of $229! This promotion is a limited time offer and would only be tenable while stock lasts. You can find out more about the promotion from here.

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