March 4, 2016 | Lucy Tozer
Samsung had a significant presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress and announced some extremely exciting and highly anticipated developments.
Samsung unveiled two new smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is 5.1 inch smartphone with a dual pixel 12 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera. It is also water and dust proof down to 1.5 metres and for up to 30 minutes. The Galaxy S7 Edge has very similar specifications aside from its 5.5 inch curved display.
Samsung also showcased their advances in virtual reality with the release of the Samsung Gear 360. The Gear 360, as its name suggests, is a 306 degree camera designed for consumers to take stills and videos which can then be used in VR headsets. The camera has both rear and front lenses each with 12 megapixels. The images and video footage can then be stitched together using a devoted smartphone app and can then be experienced through a Samsung Gear VR headset.
The PageSuite team was able to sample this technology at the Samsung Gear VR Theatre – we thoroughly enjoyed it! We each had a Gear headset and were able to experience a virtual roller coaster ride. The clarity of the footage was remarkable and the 360 degree views dramatically enhanced the authenticity of the experience. The moving theatre seats also aided the simulation of the ride and even made our stomachs turn!
The industry has witnessed some extraordinary developments from Samsung over the years and we can’t wait to see how the new releases perform.