Samsung in its annual Samsung Developer Conference unveiled a circular camera that captures 360 degree video in 3D. Calling it Project Beyond, it works in conjunction with Gear VR headset, which too made headlines at the conference. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmedAlso Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
The camera is a large frisbee-like disc with cameras all over. Samsung claims it can give you a full 3D, 360 degree view of anywhere it films, and it won’t just be a static image or a movie, either. By capturing a gigapixel of data every second from 16 full HD cameras, Samsung claims it can let you tap into a live virtual reality feed from another location. The camera is peculiarly similar to Centr camera, a Kickstarter project that did not kick-start as it was expected to. Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
Vice president of research for Samsung Research America Pranav Mistry, said at the conference that the company is planning to put these cameras around the globe and allow users with the Gear VR to virtually ‘visit’ these places. He said at the conference that Samsung has already set up the cameras in a variety of locations around California, and also demonstrated streaming from one of them on stage at the Samsung Developer Conference.
As mentioned above, the Gear VR Innovator Edition was also announced at the conference and is all set to hit stores in December for $199. Apart from these, Samsung also released the open reference version of the SIMBAND wearable only for developers. The company had unveiled the device in May and it is essentially a wearable device, not unlike Samsung s Gear smartwatches, which has a host of sensors to track one s heart rate and oxygen levels among others.