Saturday, November 5, 2016

RUMOR: The new Samsung Gear 360 PRO may be coming soon



There is now more evidence of an improved version of the Samsung Gear 360 called the Gear 360 Pro, and it may be released soon.

Back in September, there were rumors of an improved version of the Samsung Gear 360 called the Gear 360 Pro, which would offer improved image quality.  Now there are again rumors about the Gear 360 Pro, this time from Indian import records, showing two sample cameras with the model number SM-R210, which were imported for evaluation:


By comparison, the current Samsung Gear 360's model number is SM-R200.

In July, these same import records showed a new version of the Samsung Gear VR, and the 2016 version of the Samsung Gear VR was later announced on August 2 and released August 19.   The fact that we're seeing these import records for an evaluation model suggests that it may be released in January, possibly to be announced at 2017 CES.  Alternatively, Samsung might hold off until the Mobile World Congress at the end of February 2017.

The Samsung Gear 360 (reviewed here) is a pretty good camera, but could benefit from some improvements such as a remedy to the blurgate issue.