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.