The Gear 360 camera (2017) that comes with 360˚ dual lens mode is expected to achieve 4096x2048@24fps resolution higher than the older 2016 Gear's 3840x1920@30fps for video recording. The dual lens mode also offers up to 15MP (5472x2736) resolution for still image capture.
The Gear 360 camera (2017) uses a USB Type-C connector for charging and data transfer at USB 2.0 speeds, which is a nice improvement over the micro-B connector on the Samsung Gear 360 camera. However the newer Gear doesn't support NFC for quick pairing which is available on the older 2016 Gear.
The Gear 360 camera (2017) comes with a smaller 1160 mAh battery instead of the 1350mAh battery used by the 2016 Gear. Both have the same mini display to show battery status, image capture mode, and recording time left on the memory card, as well as a power button, a recording button, and a menu button that can also be used for Bluetooth pairing.
The Gear 360 camera (2017) is dust resistant and splash-proof which is a major upgrade from the non waterproof 2016 Gear.
We'll be doing a series of reviews showing how to use the Gear 360 camera (2017) and how it works with various SD cards.