Samsung Gear 360: Australian pricing and availability

Alex Kidman 28 June 2016

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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.

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Here are the core specifications for the Gear 360 camera:

SamsungGear 360
CameraTwo CMOS 15-megapixel fisheye cameras
Video FormatMP4 (H.265) Dual Lens: 3840x1920 (30fps)
StoragemicroSD card (not included)
Display- 0.5” (72 x 32) PMOLED
DurabilityIP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, BT v4.1, USB 2.0, NFC
Weight153g
Battery1,350mAh

The Samsung Gear 360 is now available for purchase at Samsung's online store.

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    CashinHandAugust 27, 2016

    OK… where can i get my hands on one of these to look at and buy? Not interested in purchasing online.

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      ChesterAugust 27, 2016Staff

      Hi,

      Thanks for contacting us in regards to your Samsung gear 360 enquiry.

      Currently the Samsung gear 360 is only available from Samsung Australia official website. Though you may check your local electronic and gadget store in your area as well as mobile and internet service providers.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers!
      Chester

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    ChauJuly 4, 2016

    I would like to know can i used gear 360 like a (web cam/live cam for skype) connect to a pc/laptop or direct wifi for ip web browser .

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      AlexJuly 6, 2016Staff

      Hi Chau,

      To the best of our knowledge, no, you won’t be able to do that; the primary connection point for the Gear 360 is via Samsung’s Android devices.

      Regards,

      Alex.

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