In an interview for Korea Times publication, Samsung CEO JK Shin has unveiled the South Korean company’s plans regarding the launch of an improved Galaxy Camera, which will come with a later Android version and Mirrorless system lens.
After the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom model, a smartphone that comes with a 16 megapixel camera and 10x optical zoom lens, the South Korean company is now readying a new Galaxy Camera model with improved performance.
Assuming that the information unveiled by the Samsung official are accurate, the presence of the “Mirroless” word in JK Shin’s statements announces the launch of a the Galaxy Camera successor, with interchangeable lens, capable of stepping outside the poin-and-shoot compact cameras segment, bringing the new device closer to the company’s Samsung NX camera series.
Helped by improved optical technology and a more powerful image sensor, the new Samsung Galaxy Camera model might make an impressive jump in terms of image quality, and, in the same time, becoming an interesting option for the mirrorless camera enthusiasts.
Samsung has scheduled an event for June 20th, in London, and, fortunately, we will be able to return with more details about the Samsung Galaxy Camera successor in less than a week.
In the meantime, I remind you that the Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 boasts a 4.8-inch Super Celar LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and Gorilla Glass 2 protection, while being underpinned by an Exynos 4 Quad chipset based on four Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and Mali-400MP. The handset also comes with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, expandable with up to 64 GB courtesy of the microSD card slot.
In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy camera GC100 comes with HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE (market dependent), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0.
The Galaxy Camera GC100 is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, while the primary camera is a 16.3 MP unit with autofocus, 21x optical zoom, pop-up Xenon flash, AF light, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, and full HD video recording support.