As was previously rumored, Verizon is preparing to release their very own variant of the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Not only that, but it is armed with 4G LTE-capable radios. Now you’ll be able to demonstrate the speediness of Verizon’s LTE network on your Galaxy Camera! Other camera specs are identical to the international and AT&T variant of the Galaxy Camera. The device is packing a 16-megapixel shooter, a 23mm Samsung lens capable of 21X optical zoom and has optical image stabilization (OIS). On the flip side, this device is running Samsung’s TouchWiz software based off of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung hasn’t revealed what the internal hardware looks like, but it’s a pretty high possibility that quad-core Exynos SoC from the other Galaxy Camera is in this bad boy.
The device is priced at $549.99, which is $50 more than the AT&T version. I’m assuming this is simply because of the added LTE functionality (which is a bit ridiculous in my book). Regardless, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to add the Galaxy Camera to their Share Everything plan for a promotional price of $5 per month. The Galaxy Camera will be available to buy this Thursday, December 13th in white and black, which is exclusive to Verizon.
Verizon really feels like a monopoly. A lot of carriers in general feel like a monopoly, but Verizon specifically. An extra $50 to simply add LTE functionality to a camera that already has some great HSPA+ speeds. Do we really need to price the Galaxy Camera at a point where the average consumer can’t even afford to purchase it?
Regardless, will any of you be picking up a Galaxy Camera on Verizon’s network come December 13th?
source: Android Central