If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on Samsung’s 360-degree camera the Gear 360 they announced at Mobile World Congress, you’re not alone – we’re kind of keen too. So if you’re super keen, you can now pre-order the camera through UK-based online accessory and phone retailer Mobile Zap.
The camera is an exorbitant $490.49 to pre-order and you’ll have to pay shipping of #32.95 on top of that as well, which brings the total to $523.44. The price for the camera in Australia hasn’t been announced as yet, so it’s unclear as to whether that’s a good price or not.
At this stage our best guidance pricing wise is from Samsung themselves who announced the camera as heading to retailers in Korea for KRW 399,300 (around $460AUD) so this isn’t a terrible price.
Competition in the 360-degree camera range is heating up though, with the Ricoh Theta S already on-sale with an RRP of over $600, and the 360Fly action camera, similarly priced at $649. LG’s 360 CAM has yet to actually arrive at retailers, but will launch this month for $399.
Samsung has so far not announced any Australian launch details and at this stage, Mobile Zap are unable to advise a release date for their stock of the Gear 360. We’re certainly keen to get some more information on the Gear 360 Australian launch, so stay tuned, we’ll let you know as soon as we can of any plans.