Samsung (005930) on Tuesday announced a Wi-Fi only version of its Android-powered Galaxy Camera. The device is equipped with a 4.8-inch 720p HD display, a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor and a 16.3-megapixel sensor with a 23-millimeter wide angle lens that is capable of 21x optical zoom. It also includes 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While the company did not announce pricing or availability, the Wi-Fi only model is expected to cost significantly less than comparable models with 3G/4G connectivity that start at around $499. Samsung’s press release follows below. More →
As expected, Verizon (VZ) announced on Tuesday it will sell the Samsung (005930) Galaxy Camera with 4G TLE online December 13th for $549.99, $50 more than what AT&T (T) is selling its HSPA+ version for. In addition to the white model, Verizon will also sell en exclusive Cobalt Black model. The Galaxy Camera features a 16-megapixel image sensor, 21x optical zoom lens, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, microSD card slot and a 1,650mAh battery. With Android and 4G LTE, the Galaxy Camera is well-equipped for both fast photo editing with apps like Instagram and for sharing to social networks such as Facebook (FB).
Samsung’s (005930) ingenious idea to cram Android Jelly Bean into a camera with a 21x optical zoom, 4.8-inch screen and with cellular connectivity is nothing short of impressive. The only bone we have to pick with the Galaxy Camera is that it’s only available on AT&T (T) in the U.S. and it only supports HSPA+ instead of faster 4G LTE networks. A newly discovered FCC filing indicates Verizon (VZ) is already testing a variant of the Galaxy Camera on its 700MHz band that does have 4G LTE, however. Verizon and Samsung haven’t made any official announcements yet, but it’s likely that battery life for the Galaxy Camera will take a hit with LTE turned on. If you’ve had your eye on the Galaxy Camera but can’t live without LTE, it might be best to hold out just a little longer — Verizon’s pricing for the Galaxy Camera will likely be similar to the $499.99 AT&T is selling it for.
AT&T (T) announced on Monday it will release the Samsung (005930) Galaxy Camera with “4G” HSPA+ on November 16th for $499.99. The Android-powered camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 1.4GHz processor, large 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD, 21x optical zoom lens and the latest build of Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Camera will be available with the following plans data plans: AT&T Mobile Share ($10 for up to 20GB) and AT&T DataConnect with 250MB ($15), 3GB ($30) and 5GB ($50). AT&T’s press release follows below.
Samsung (005930) and AT&T (T) announced on Thursday its Android-powered point and shoot Galaxy Camera, first revealed at IFA in Berlin will be headed to AT&T in the U.S. with “4G” HSPA+ data on board. The Galaxy Camera will not support LTE data speeds. The Galaxy Camera is the first compact camera to integrate Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its interface to allow for instant photo uploads and sharing to a variety of social networks through Android apps. The camera boasts a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD, 1GHz quad-core processor and 21x zoom lens. A firm release date and price hasn’t been announced, but AT&T and Samsung say the info will be coming in the next few weeks. AT&T and Samsung’s press release follows below.
Dropbox and Samsung (005930) on Friday announced that anyone who buys the new Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera will get 50GB of free online storage for two years. The Dropbox app will come pre-installed on both devices and the Galaxy Note II will automatically sync photos and videos to the service. The two companies had previously offered a similar deal for Samsung’s popular Galaxy S III, but AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) both decided to opt out of the promotion. Dropbox’s press release follows below. More →
Samsung (005930) on Wednesday announced its first Android-powered camera, the Galaxy Camera, at the IFA trade show in Berlin. The device is equipped with a 4.8-inch HD SLCD display along with a 21x zoom lens and a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. Even though it’s a camera, the latest Galaxy will feature some serious hardware including a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 1,650 mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung’s Galaxy Camera will come in three different versions — Wi-Fi only, 3G and 4G — and it will be available in the fourth quarter this year.