The CES 2014 event is merely days away and we are already seeing a few devices being announced prior to the official start of the event. Today, it’s a rather big announcement that Samsung has made as it is the much rumored successor of the Galaxy Camera from 2012. The Galaxy Camera 2 is not a substantial upgrade over its predecessor from a hardware perspective. It is revealed to feature the same 16.3MP 1/2.3 BSI sensor and not ISOCELL as previously rumored (and hoped). Of course it comes with Optical Image Stabilization or OIS which is a prerequisite for any modern flagships, even more so if it’s a point and shoot camera. The camera has 21x optical zoom which should come in handy for nature photography or close-up macro shots. The Galaxy Camera 2 will be offered in Black as well as the standard White color variants at the time of launch.
Other specs of the camera include a 4.8 inch Super Clear LCD panel with a resolution of 1280×720, a quad core 1.9 GHz chipset, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a 2,000 mAh battery. A big negative on the Galaxy Camera is the lack of a SIM card slot for data connectivity, which means the users will have to rely on Wi-Fi networks to share or upload images online. Maybe battery life was a concern for Samsung as it was for the first gen Galaxy Camera. The camera is apparently capable of taking 1080p videos at 30fps, 720p at 60fps and 512p at 120fps which is quite decent. Samsung will provide more details on availability and pricing during the CES event next week according to its official press release.
Via: GSM Arena