Qualcomm Photobooth pairs 130 HTC One smartphones for 540 degree view GIFs

October 21, 2013
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Qualcomm has created something called the "Ultimate Photobooth" which is able to capture 540 degree GIFs. This setup makes use of 130 HTC One smartphones and is designed to show off the power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. In the case of the HTC One, that would be a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor.

While that has this setup sounding simple, there is actually is a ring of phones at varying heights and they are all able to capture the person (or persons) at the same time. Those images are then combined to create the 540 degree GIF. HTC has this Ultimate Photobooth traveling around and the footage we are seeing below comes out of Venice.

Anyway, Qualcomm has this setup and locals can enter and perform their talent or trick. The result, as you will see in the video above -- is a series of stop motion action shots that look like they are being pulled straight from the movies. That aside, it looks like Qualcomm will be looking towards you to decide where the next stop will be.

Those visiting the Snapdragon Booth website (link below) will be able to cast a vote for the location they like best. Los Angeles is currently in the lead with 23 percent, however Miami, Chicago, New York and San Francisco are all hovering in the mid-teens at the moment. There are also options for Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Houston and Atlanta, though they haven't been given as much love just yet.

SOURCE: Snapdragon Photo Booth


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