Samsung Gear 360: Australian pricing and availability
Samsung’s 360 degree camera will be available from today in Australia.
Samsung first showed off its 360 degree camera at Mobile World Congress, where it also revealed the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 smartphones. It’s part of Samsung’s current ecosystem of products, designed to produce 360 images, primarily for its Gear VR headset. The Gear VR headset is currently part of a promotion with multiple telcos bundled free with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge contract deals, but you won’t find the Gear 360 for free just yet.
Samsung didn’t announce pricing or availability for the Gear 360 at MWC, but it’s today announced immediate availability in Australia for $499 outright. As with other parts of the Samsung ecosystem, it will only work with selected Samsung handsets. Predictably that list includes the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, as well as the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5.
Here are the core specifications for the Gear 360 camera:
|Camera||Two CMOS 15-megapixel fisheye cameras|
|Video Format||MP4 (H.265) Dual Lens: 3840x1920 (30fps)|
|Storage||microSD card (not included)|
|Display||- 0.5” (72 x 32) PMOLED|
|Durability||IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, BT v4.1, USB 2.0, NFC|
The Samsung Gear 360 is now available for purchase at Samsung's online store.