LG has today revealed at MWC 2016 two of their first entries in the virtual reality space, a 360 camera dubbed 360 CAM, and lightweight mobile VR headset called LG 360 VR.
Much like the Ricoh Theta, the new LG 360 CAM is a dual lens setup, featuring 13MP sensors, USB-C port, a tripod mount and a microSD slot for direct recording. LG has optimized the platform to directly publish to Google Streetview and YouTube 360 video.
The LG 360 VR is a mobile VR headset driven by the new LG G5 phone. A result of a partnership with Qualcomm, the phone sports a Snapdragon 820 processor targeted for VR rendering. Weighing in at only 118 grams with dedicated displays for each eye, the headset is foldable and what the company is touting as truly portable.
LG 360 VR connects via G5’s USB-C port, and like Samsung Gear VR, it only connects to proprietary handsets.
According to LG, the headset is reportedly 20% sharper image than conventional headsets (which weren’t named). Pocket Lint is reporting that the LG 360 VR has two 1.8-inch IPS displays inside with a resolution of 960 x 720 pixels, resulting in 639ppi.
No word yet on release date or pricing, but you can say that with their new commitment to VR definitely makes LG worth following in the next few days. We’ll have a full hands on piece coming later this week.
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