Samsung Galaxy Camera was unveiled a few weeks ago along with Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet, during Samsung Unpacked event at IFA Berlin 2012. What’s interesting about this gadget is that it will join the line-ups of the carriers, therefore it will not be marketed as a separate device from the Galaxy range, a name used for all the company’s smartphones and tablets running on Android.
AT&T, the largest mobile operator in US, officially announced that Samsung Galaxy Camera will soon join the company’s line-up, but it didn’t say anything about the price.
This basically means that the price will drop significantly on certain plans. I remind you that Samsung Galaxy Camera combines the Galaxy S3’s hardware specifications with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the ones of a compact camera with generous zoom.
Samsung seems to work very close to the carriers and this brings a lot of benefits for the South Korean company. Courtesy of Samsung’s contracts with the mobile operators, Galaxy Note, which is a niche product, was sold in over 10 million units world wide. Summing up, you shouldn’t be surprised to see it in the carriers’ offers in Europe or Asia.
Samsung Galaxy Camera sports a 4.8-inch Super Clear LCD display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 306 ppi and is based on the powerful Exynos 4412 processor based on for Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz. The gadget also packs 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage expandable using a microSD card (up to 32 GB supported).
As I mentioned before Samsung Galaxy Camera comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It has support for 3G networks with speeds of up to 21 Mbps, WiFi a/b/g/n, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, 3.5 mm audio jack and GPS.
The camera sensor has 16 megapixel, 21x optical zoom, Xenon flash and is capable of recording full HD videos at 30 fps and 720p videos at 120 fps.
Galaxy Camera gets its power from a 1,650 mAh battery, while being 19.1 mm thick and weighing in only 305 grams.