Huawei's snap-on 360 camera will let you livecast in VR

The accessory, teased earlier this week, attaches to the USB port on Honor phones.

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Huawei has announced is first 360 degree VR camera, and it's designed as a snap-on add-on to the company's line of Honor phones.

The new product was teased earlier this week in Beijing, according to Insta360, the hardware partner that already produces a variety of similar 360 degree cameras.

The Honor VR Camera will support full wraparound livestreaming and photography. (Read CNET's VR vs. AR vs. 360 video explainer.) The blue spherical accessory, which appears to feature dual lenses, is designed to plug into a phone's USB port.

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but we may hear more details at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: Huawei's press conference is scheduled for Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m. local time. (That's 8 a.m ET, 5 a.m. PT.)