The world’s first smartphone with a built-in VR camera and apt name, Darling VR Smartphone is here

VR or Virtual Reality along with AR or Augmented Reality has been prophecised to be the next big thing in tech world after Internet of Things. You’ll probably never go to Mars, swim with dolphins, run an Olympic 100 meters, or sing onstage with the Rolling Stones. But if you own a Virtual Reality headset, you can do all the above things without leaving your sofa.

Unlike real reality (the actual world in which we live), virtual reality means simulating bits of our world (or completely imaginary worlds) using special cameras, algorithms, and VR headsets or gloves. Up to now, making VR films was the domain of those who owned a special type of 360° and such software to create VR stuff. However, thanks to a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, you can also make your own VR videos.

Chinese high-tech firm Protruly has showcased world’s first built-in VR camera equipped Darling VR smartphone, at the China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen on Thursday. The Darling VR Smartphone allows owners to make their own VR videos using a special algorithm that can take 360° panorama videos and photos. the Darling VR smartphone features the world’s first 360° live virtual reality streaming camera for smartphones.



Protruly is an established player in night vision equipment and video cameras and now the company has used its expertise to make the Darling VR smartphone which features the world’s first 360° live virtual reality streaming camera for smartphones. The company claims that the Darling VR Smartphone can even remotely detect the human body temperature without touching.

Apart from its feature built-in VR camera, the Darling combines a 5.5? FHD retina display with 1080p resolution. It is powered by a Decacore CPU running at 2.5GHz speed, as well as a powerful Mali-T880 GPU graphic processor.

The Darling VR smartphone has many unique applications like being able to make 360° virtual live streaming possible. The standard version comes with a price tag of $600, but Protruly is also selling a limited edition diamond and gold encrusted version, costing around $1300.