Huawei announces Honor VR Camera in partnership with Insta360

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Ming Zhao, president of Honor Huawei Business Unit, holds up an Honor VR Camera.

Courtesy Insta360

VR — or virtual reality if you haven’t been keeping up with the times — is definitely gaining more and more popularity. With high-end, expensive devices like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive to more affordable options like Google’s Daydream View and Samsung’s Gear VR, there are plenty of ways to consume VR content.

While specifics are slim, Huawei announced the Honor VR Camera last week. The Honor VR Camera is being developed by Insta360 and attaches to your smartphone via the USB port and then allows users to capture and share 360º 3K photography, as well as 360º livestreams, through the companion app (also developed by Insta360). As I mentioned, specifics are slim and there is no mention if this will be a Micro-USB or USB Type-C device, and pricing and availability will be coming at a later date.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Huawei to grow the global community of 360-degree and VR creators,” said JK Liu, founder and CEO of Insta360. “Like us, Huawei is committed to reinventing photography, and they believe in our products as the best way to introduce users to the future of the camera.”

Insta360 isn’t new to the “clip-on 360 camera” as they’ve already developed and released the Insta360 Nano for iOS and the Insta360 Air for Android.

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The Honor VR Camera (courtesy Insta360).

Have you used one of Insta360’s clip-on 360 cameras yet? What do you think about the partnership with Huawei to develop an Honor-branded version? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Insta360
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