It looks like 2016 will be the year of Virtual Reality explosion phenomenom and general availability for everybody, and not only for consumption of contents (glasses), but also for creation.
And being a market that nobody wants to neglect, Samsung seems that will present they first product, interballly called as “Proyect Beyond” (started at 2014) but commertially as Samsung Gear 360 (SM-C200) in the next MWC 2016.
It looks like very promising although the price is still not disclosed.
And we look inside, we can see the level of complexity that this “16 Full-HD + 1 Top camera” implies:
In the next images you can take a look of how it is build and all its inners parts. It looks like its assembly/dis-assembly will not be easy:
Being though as portable system, Samsung engineer’s had to add up to 3 battery packs at bottom side:
And thermically speaking, a big aluminum plate on top of the PCBA and cameras to dissipate the heat:
We can also see the Ultra Wide-Angle Optics, composed by several lens, in each of the cameras:
Then, after last year first aproach to VR from vendors, proposing their high resolution high-end smartphones screens to main screens for the VR glasses, this year, many user will be able to create their own VR videos and share them all over the world.
Ad here a prototype used for first Samsung field tests:
Let’s see how the people surprises us with their inner VR creativity! 🙂