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Samsung Unveils Gear 360 Gear 360 is compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, as well as older devices like the Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6.

By Tamara Clarke

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Samsung Gear 360

Samsung came full circle at Mobile World Congress 2016 with the announcement of Gear 360, a 360-degree camera that's compatible with both Samsung Galaxy smartphones and the Gear VR headset, thereby leading to a range of products that allows the world to create, share and experience reality virtually.

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It's circular, lightweight and designed for portability to record your experiences and the world around you. It features dual fisheye lenses, which have 15 megapixel image sensors to capture high-resolution (3840x1920) 360-degree video and 30 megapixel still images. When Gear 360 is synched with a Samsung smartphone, users can view footage in real time or automatically bring up filmed content to view and post on social media including Google Street View. It comes with a tripod, but can also be used with a wide selection of other accessories and mounts. Gear 360 is compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, as well as older devices like the Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6.

Related: For The Power Player: Samsung Gear S2

Tamara Clarke

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Tamara Clarke, a former software development professional, is the tech and lifestyle enthusiast behind The Global Gazette, one of the most active blogs in the Middle East. The Global Gazette has been welcomed and lauded by some of the most influential tech brands in the region. Clarke’s goal is to inform about technology and how it supports our lifestyles. See her work both in print regional publications and online on her blog where she discusses everything from how a new gadget improves day-to-day life to how to coordinate your smartphone accessories. Visit www.theglobalgazette.com and talk to her on Twitter @TamaraClarke. #TamTalksTech 
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