We’ve spoken for some time now about when someone will bring a full 360 degree camera to a smart phone; this seems a logical step – most phones have front and rear cameras, so it would only take widening those lenses to get 360 degree capability.
Well – we shall wonder no more because a company called Yezz has announced that it is creating smartphones with 360 degree camera capability.
Currently only a prototype, you can see this phone demonstrating its 360 degree camera capability in the video below.
Planned to arrive in the US on April 30th, this will be an industry first and we think that it may encourage others to copy the format. With google, apple and facebook all heavily backing VR this year, it seems obvious that smartphone 360 degree camera will become more common.
It’s currently on pre-sale for $300 (US only), but is touted to go up to $350 once released.
The problem with this is that the quality may be too low for anything other than a bit of fun – the cameras are each 5mp which seems a bit low for a full 360 degree photo and we imagine the video will also suffer. However, it’s interesting and it’s first to the market so hopefully they will do well.
- Processor: 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio
- 5.5-inch 1080p display
- OS: Android 6.0
- Five megapixel front and back fish-eye cameras
- 32GB internal storage
- 3GB RAM
- MicroSD card support
- 3,000mAH battery