The Samsung Galaxy Camera has just been announced on AT&T, which makes it the first carrier to bring the device to the U.S. The Galaxy Camera was rumored for a long time, but since the IFA event, we’ve been getting more clarity on its features. The device as the name goes, is a camera first and an Android media device later. We say media device and not smartphone, as it can’t make calls. With the combination of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a killer point and shoot camera, the Galaxy Camera is a treat for media sharing junkies. Android gives the versatility of being connected to multiple social networks while the awesome camera makes for remarkable pictures. Sadly there’s no LTE chip on board, so the camera will run on AT&T’s 3G networks instead, which isn’t that bad anyways. There’s no information on the chipset running on the Galaxy Camera, but we know it’s a 1 GHz quad core CPU. We’re guessing it is NVIDIA’s Tegra 3, as there’s no LTE support.
The idea is now in place and it will depend on the customers to see if they will embrace the new form factor. The Galaxy Camera will be available for buying in the coming weeks for an undisclosed price. Since information is very scarce now, it will be hard to make any speculations about the price and exact availability. It seems like the Galaxy Camera that was shown off at Berlin during the IFA event isn’t too different from this one, so it’s more or less a rebranded version of the same. GSM Arena mentioned that there was no AT&T branding on the Galaxy Camera, but plenty of bloatware from the carrier on the device.
The Galaxy Camera features a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD display, 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card. It also has a 1 GHz quad core CPU on board as previously mentioned. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Samsung has left no stone unturned in making this one a beast. The camera Samsung has used here has a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor with 21x optical zoom which promises some thrills. We’re waiting for the inevitable comparison between this one and the Nokia 808 Pureview, to know which one holds more weight. Samsung also unveiled the Ativ tablet running on Windows 8 at the same event. The carrier exclusive Nokia Lumia 920 was also announced yesterday. AT&T seems to be having a pretty decent lineup with all these devices prepping a formal arrival in November. So expect AT&T stores to be crowded this holiday season.