Samsung first showcased their new Galaxy Camera at IFA few months back.
GC100 combines the success and performance of Samsung’s Galaxy SIII with a camera. Galaxy Camera is not a smartphone, but shooting, editing and sharing your pictures and accessing PlayStore will be a breeze for this new device.
“By connecting the Samsung Galaxy Camera through the AT&T wireless network, users can instantly share photos, giving family and friends a glimpse into their favorite holiday moments,” Chris Penrose, AT&T Emerging Devices senior vice president, said in a statement.
The front side looks like a camera with 4.1-86.1 mm f/2.8-5.9 lens and 16 million pixel CMOS sensor. Camera is capable of shooting crisp pics even in less than perfect lighting conditions with help of Xenon flash and AF light. 23mm Lens has a 21x optical zoom with image stabilization, touch focus, face detection, and smile detection. 16MP camera is capable of 1080p at 30fps. It’s a point and shoot cam and with tools like ‘Best Face’, ‘Best Photo’, ‘Rich Tone HDR mode’ and ‘Light Trace’.
Dimensions are 128.7mm x 70.8mm x 19.1mm and it weighs 305grams.
On the back side you’ve got 4.8-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 2 capacitive Super Clear LCD touchscreen with 1280 x 720 resolution and 306 ppi pixel density. Galaxy camera has Samsung’s TouchWiz UI with Swype text on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Camera sports 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB built in storage expandable by 32GB microSD card. Graphics are handled by more than capable Mali-400MP GPU.
Connectivity options are Bluetooth v4.0, LTE, HSDPA (21 Mbps), HSUPA (5.76 Mbps), dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n).
Samsung received 27 CES 2013 awards recently including one for Galaxy Camera. It will be out in AT&T this Friday Nov. 16th and for $499 it comes with free sharing service ‘AT&T Locker’. Data plans are starting from $10 a month for 250MB of storage.
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