Acer has introduced a pair of 360 degree cameras that are closer to smartphones than other similar devices. This includes the actual shape of the cameras; which, at a glance, could be mistaken for a phone.
The Holo360 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform, providing it with 4G LTE connectivity. It also runs on Android 7.1; which actually makes it comparable to mid-range smartphones currently being sold on the market. Of course, it only has a 3-inch touchscreen; which rather limits how much it is able to do.
Of course, it also sports a pair of cameras for all around image capture. Acer is promising 6.9K resolution for images, while video can be captured in up to 4K resolution.
The Vision360 takes the idea of 360-degree camera and applies it to a dashcam. Ideally, this means that the camera is able to capture everything that happens in the event of an accident. It also uploads its GPS coordinates and video feed to a cloud server in the event that an accident occurs; ensuring that as much information as possible is captured. Naturally, all this video is also captured in 4K and uploads over an LTE connection.
The Acer Holo360 is destined to be released in North America in November for $429 (about RM1830). No information about the Vision360 has been shared thus far.