Samsung Galaxy S IV to offer 360-degree panoramas with Samsung Orb

Samsung Galaxy S IV to offer 360-degree panoramas with Samsung OrbBefore I get into this one, I should mention that we’re currently experiencing the calm before the proverbial storm, with 6,391 new mobiles and tablets expected to appear from tomorrow. As such, there ain’t much going on right now.

Anyway, yes, the Samsung Galaxy S IV will reportedly rock its own 360-degree panorama type goodness, and yes – you’re right when you ask: “Isn’t that the same as Jelly Bean 4.2’s Photo Sphere?” Yes, pretty much.

We’re crediting Android Geeks here, who appear to have some sort of source (specifically a “software engineer”) within Samsung.

The source explains that Samsung Orb will yield “an almost three-dimensional viewing experience.“

Furthermore, Samsung Orb will be “even better than Photo Sphere, courtesy of the S4′s amazing camera.” The Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected to weigh in at 13MP, which of course dwarves the HTC One’s 4MP (joke!).

All going well, Samsung Orb will also benefit from Facebook integration, which is pretty much a prerequisite for Jan these days. "If it don't do Facebook, it don't do," he says.

Other rumoured Samsung Galaxy S IV specs include a 4.99in display, octo-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.2).

We’ve been told that the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch will “definitely” go down on March 14, with the release date presumably following within weeks (in an Apple-style one-two, as was the case with the Samsung Galaxy S III).

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Pondlife  Feb. 23, 2013 at 18:27

Furthermore, Samsung Orb will be “even better than Photo Sphere, courtesy of the S4′s amazing camera.”

You'd think the camera would make photo sphere better anyway..

Haven't people got bored of facebook yet?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 23, 2013 at 20:58

Furthermore, Samsung Orb will be “even better than Photo Sphere, courtesy of the S4′s amazing camera.”

You'd think the camera would make photo sphere better anyway..

Haven't people got bored of facebook yet?
You'd think!
Nuttiest 'place' on earth....

That panorama thing puts the pan in...ahem, well. I don't care. Something that looks good shown off on the phone without much use afterwards. Or correct me if you must.

Pondlife  Feb. 23, 2013 at 23:21

Forgot to actually test photo sphere on n4 tbh

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 24, 2013 at 00:31

See... ;)

Pondlife  Mar. 16, 2013 at 23:06

Didn't have this after all did it?

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