KT introduced a 360-degree camera that is hung on a neck and is optimized for single-person media.
KT announced on June 25 that it will launch the world's first 5G wearable 360 camera called "FITT 360" in partnership with Linkflow.
KT hosted the "5G Wearable 360 Camera Showcase" at the "onion anguk" in Seoul.
The "FITT 360" is a neck-band-type camera that is worn around the neck. Unlike other 360-degree cameras, it is the world's first 360-degree wearable camera that can be filmed with both hands free.
A total of three cameras, including two in front and one in rear, are installed at 120° intervals. When a button is pressed, three major cameras will take pictures with 4K UHD at the same time. Filming images are transmitted live to KT's "Real 360" application after stitching work from a device.
Users can receive videos shot with "FITT 360" and make one-on-one video calls as well as group video calls with up to four people in 4K UHD picture quality. In addition, it also has a "360 Live Streaming" function, which allows users to send videos to SNS followers such as YouTube and Facebook in real time.
KT expects to get a big response from one-man creators, including YouTube, who share their daily lives with videos.
"The 5G era is a world where people feel great value and fun in making and sharing videos on their own, and KT will continue to think about differentiated communication services that can give customers new experiences," said Park Hyun-jin, head of KT's 5G business.
KT is planning to upgrade its "Real 360" service to a 360-degree video communication platform. The company is also planning to work with variety of 360-degree cameras in addition to "FITT 360" during second half of this year.
"FITT 360" will be sold exclusively at KT Shop from June 28. The colors are black, gold and mint. The consumer price is 790,000 Won ($685).