This phone has embedded diamonds and a 360-degree camera
Every year a ton of phones come out with similar features and designs. But every once in a while, one comes out of nowhere that stands out for a great idea, unique style, or utter extravagance. ProTruly’s Darling smartphone seems to hit all three in the best and worst ways.
The Darling appears to be the first smartphone with a built-in 360-degree camera, allowing it to take photos and record video in all directions at once. The phone seems to let you preview those recordings as strange globes (as you can see in the video below). Presumably, you’d be able to upload them to the many sites (like YouTube and Facebook) that now support 360-degree footage.
That said, camera bumps have become a standby of top smartphones lately. ProTruly is definitely pushing things here, but the size really may not be a turnoff for someone who’s interested in 360-degree video. Plus, with 360-degree video growing ever more popular, it’s a pretty neat feature to have built into a phone.