Today, Nubia launched its latest smartphone, Nubia Z17 Mini equipped with the dual-lens camera. Alongside the new smartphone, the company also unveiled the all-new NeoAir VR Camera (CP1001). A couple of months, Honor also launched its first 360-degree camera called Honor VR Camera. Both the Nubia NeoAir VR Camera and Honor VR Camera are actually the rebranded Insta360 Air. Even both the companies are selling their 360-degree cameras for 699 Yuan (approx $100 / Rs. 6,500) in China. Apart from the change in branding, both the Nubia NeoAir and Honor VR Cameras are the same devices.
Unlike the Samsung Gear 360 camera or the LG 360 Cam, the NeoAir VR camera comes with a USB Type-C pin and can be directly connected to any compatible Android smartphones with the USB Type-C port. It comes with dual camera sensors offering f/2.4 aperture. It can capture photos in 3008 x 1504 pixels (3K) resolution and record videos at 2560 x 1280 pixels (2K) resolution. This clip-on camera measures 37.6mm in diameter and weighs just 26.5 grams. The NeoAir can live stream in 360-degree on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.
All the 360-degree content can be transformed into VR mode and can be viewed on the smartphone with a VR headset. Nubia is also offering a silicone rubber case that protects the NeoAir 360-degree camera. The latest Android smartphones with minimum 2GB of RAM & USB OTG support can be connected with the NeoAir VR camera. While the Honor VR camera comes in Blue color, the new Nubia NeoAir VR Camera comes only in Black color. Both the Honor and Nubia are yet to launch their VR cameras in the global markets.
At the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung launched the upgraded Gear 360 camera along with Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. This new Gear 360 comes in a smaller form factor and supports 360-degree video recording in 4K resolution and also supports live streaming. Unlike the Nubia NeoAir or Honor VR cameras, the Gear 360 can be connected with the latest iPhones and Galaxy smartphones. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details and also share your thoughts about the 360-degree cameras in the comments section below.