Samsung Galaxy Camera Announced; Comes With 16MP Camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Earlier this year, Samsung registered the Galaxy Camera name, which made us to think that Samsung might launch a new camera running on the Google’s Android Operating System, similar to the Nikon S800c. Last week, it was rumored that Samsung might unveil the Galaxy Camera along with the Galaxy Note II at the IFA 2012 event in Berlin. Thankfully, the rumor came out to be true!

Samsung finally unveiled the company’s first Android powered digital camera, the Samsung Galaxy Camera at the ongoing IFA 2012 event. This device is specially designed for those who wish to shoot, edit and share high quality photographs and video directly from their digital camera. Samsung Galaxy Camera runs on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Check out the complete specs below.

JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, said:
“The Galaxy Camera opens a new visual communication era and shifts a paradigm in communication. With the growth of social networks and the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, people today communicate faster than words. As we increasingly articulate our experiences through pictures and videos the Galaxy Camera has been created to lead the way in this new era of visual communication. Communication becomes more vivid and lively with high-quality images and instant sharing anywhere, anytime.”

Samsung Galaxy Camera features a large 4.8 inch HD SLCD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 21x zoom lens, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G/4G Connectivity, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1650mAh battery.

Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google, said:
“When we first started work on Android, we envisioned building a smart camera that would take digital photography to the next level. The Galaxy Camera is an innovative product that speaks to the openness and flexibility of the Android platform.”

Samsung Galaxy Camera will be available in Wi-Fi + 3G and Wi-Fi + 4G variants. The price is device is still a mystery. Stay tuned for more updates!

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