Here are the world’s first two smartphones with built-in fully spherical 360 cameras.
The phones are both manufactured by a company called Protruly, which creates products for cars, homes, and mobile. One is called Darling VR Extreme and the other is called Darling VR Elite.
In addition to having lenses for 360 photos, each phone has an 8mp rear camera (with Sony IMX258 sensor and f/2.4 aperture) for non-360 photos.
The video resolution is supposedly 1080p, although I am not sure if that refers to the non-360 camera or the 360 camera, or both.
Here are the phones’ other specifications:
The Extreme is 8800 yuan (US$1,271.59), while the Elite is 3980 yuan (US$575). I’m not sure what is the technical difference between the two phones insofar as specifications are concerned. Both will be available on November 30.
Thank you to Pepe Vazquez for bringing this to my attention!
Update: the Extreme will supposedly have real diamonds embedded in it which is probably why it’s more expensive. Thanks to Jim Jensen of the Google+ Photo Sphere community for this additional info!