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Samsung’s 360-degree video camera coming soon

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Barcelona - Samsung is bringing a 360-degree camera to the market.

The spherical device called Gear 360 was showcased at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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A man tours the Samsung Electronics showroom in Seoul. File picture: Kim Hong-Ji

It has two wide-angle lenses that take a 360-degree panorama between them which can then be viewed on a smartphone or a virtual-reality headset.

The 15-megapixel F2 cameras can record video with a resolution of 3840 x 1920 pixels at 30 frames per second and can also take photos.

The Gear 360 can connect to a smartphone using wireless or Bluetooth.

The images are stored on a micro SD card.

The water- and dust-proof camera will be coming to the market in the second quarter of 2016.

Samsung hasn't named a price yet.

ANA-DPA

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