This is not a manufacturing defect per se, but an issue with how it was designed, therefore exchanging the Gear 360 for another unit will not solve the problem.
Part one: Samsung Gear 360 Sharpness Inconsistency
Now I wonder if this is the real reason Samsung has yet to do a wide release in America. Could Samsung know of the problem and are trying to fix it before they get slaughtered by jillions of refund demands?
Let’s hope so. And let’s hope no other VR cameras — flat or 3D — have problems like this.
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