It’s official: Samsung’s developed a second-generation model of the Gear 360—and we have to say, it’s a huge step up from its predecessor. In addition to sporting a smaller, more ergonomic design, the new Gear 360 packs two CMOS 8.4-megapixel fish-eye cameras, capable of recording and live streaming 360-degree video in 4K at 24fps.

Strangely, the firm replaced the 1,350mAh battery with smaller a 1,160mAh one (like most, we were hoping for something a bit bigger). It’s unclear why it went down this route, but if we were to hazard a guess, we’d say it was required to make the device smaller, lighter and, therefore, more compact than last year’s model.

As you’d expect, the new Gear 360 is compatible with the recently-announced Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, in addition to the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017), iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, macOS and Windows.


Two CMOS 8.4-megapixel fish-eye cameras


MP4 (H.265) – Dual Lens: 4096×2048 (24fps)


JPEG – Dual Lens: 15MP


microSD card (Up to 256GB)


Shooting mode – Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video, Landscape HDR

IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0 (Type-C)


100.6×46.3×45.1 mm




1,160mAh Li-ion


Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, 6edge+, 6, 6 edge, A5 (2017), A7 (2017), iPhone 6S, 6S+, SE, 7, 7+, Windows, macOS