Huawei's Honor VR Camera clips straight onto your smartphone

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With Huawei set to have a busy MWC 2017 unveiling the Huawei Watch 2 and potentially its VR headset, the company has announced the Honor VR Camera ahead of the event.

This isn't the first wearable we've seen from the Chinese giant's spin-off, with the Honor S1 and Honor Band A1 launching last year, but this does represent its first dip into the world of virtual reality.

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And as the name suggests, the camera is designed for capturing VR content, while also being designed to clip onto smartphones.

The full specs of the Insta360-developed device are still relatively up in the air, but we do know it will be capable of supporting live-streaming, capturing photos and videos in 360-degrees and taking stills holding 3K resolution. The attachment will also be available "internationally", though specifics have not yet been released.

Huawei's Honor VR Camera clips straight onto your smartphone

Of course, Huawei isn't the first company to provide users with a VR-capturing device. Those with a spare treasure chest lying around and looking to get in on the professional end can take a look at Nokia's Ozo or GoPro's Omni, while Samsung and LG offer more affordable options.

What could separate the Honor VR Camera is its accessibility, though - particularly if it turns out to be compatible with devices outside the Huawei bubble.

Stay tuned for more details, such as price, release date and what resolution the camera actually shoots in, which will likely be revealed over MWC 2017 in just a few days.

Huawei's Honor VR Camera clips straight onto your smartphone


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Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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