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AT&T Will be First to Launch Samsung Galaxy Camera, No Pricing Available

AT&T announced today that the it will be the first carrier to sell the Samsung Galaxy Camera. With its 4.8″ HD LCD display, quad-core processor, 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), this is quite the unique product. It can connect to AT&T’s “4G” network, which we are assuming means HSPA+ and not LTE. The idea for it being tied to AT&T is probably similar to their tablet plan, which means you’ll be able to add it for $10 or so to a shared data package. Unfortunately, we can’t confirm that as pricing wasn’t provided.

The Galaxy Camera should be available in the “coming weeks.”

And yep, another exclusive for AT&T, while all we have seen from Verizon in the last couple of months has been the RAZR M. AT&T now has exclusives on the HTC One X and One X+, Nokia Lumia 920, and will be the first with this hybrid Android camera. 

AT&T FIRST TO LAUNCH GALAXY CAMERA – SAMSUNG DEFINES NEW CATEGORY WITH 4G CONNECTED CAMERA

Samsung Galaxy CameraTM combines high performance photography and AT&T 4G wireless connectivity to enable seamless sharing across devices and with social media

DALLAS, OCT. 4, 2012 — AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile)1 today announced the Samsung Galaxy Camera™ coming to AT&T.  The Galaxy Camera combines high performance photography with Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean and AT&T 4G mobile internet connectivity, resulting in a powerful point and shoot camera with a familiar, intuitive user interface and access to all of your favorite Android applications from the Google Play™ market.

The Galaxy Camera is a perfect fit for those who wish to shoot, edit and share brilliant photographs and video easily and quickly without connecting to a laptop or PC. The Galaxy Camera features a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen, boasts a 21x optical zoom lens and a super-bright 16MP BSI CMOS sensor for shooting high-quality images close up and in low light conditions. This device is powered by a quad-core 1 GHz processor for quick and responsive performance ensuring you can capture the shots you want. It also includes powerful features like Smart Pro Mode technology, which allows you to toggle through a series of pre-set options that simplify the processes for taking professional-level images.

“Wirelessly enabling Samsung’s Galaxy Camera will create a significant shift in how consumers share and communicate with photos and videos,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, AT&T Emerging Devices. “By posting instantly to social networking sites or sending directly to another device, the person behind the lens is essentially offering family and friends the opportunity to share in the moments as they are actually experiencing them. We’re excited that the AT&T wireless network will help enable these opportunities.”

“Once again, Samsung has defined a new category of mobile devices and AT&T is leading the way to bring this device to consumers. The Galaxy Camera brings together Samsung’s latest innovations in mobile and optical imaging technologies to provide the first connected camera running on the latest Android platform,” said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Telecommunications America.

In addition to being able to share to social networks and cloud services on the go, consumers can harness the speed and connectivity of AT&T’s wireless network to share images and videos between Galaxy Camera and a range of Galaxy™ devices including the Galaxy S® III and Galaxy Note® II.

The Galaxy Camera is designed with several of the key content sharing features first introduced with the Galaxy S III including:

AllShare® Play

  • ·   Locate Samsung HDTVs, laptops and other devices on the same Wi-Fi® network that are ready to receive photo and video files. Users can remotely access files from Galaxy Camera with other devices on their home network like a PC or Samsung Smart TV™.

Share Shot

  • ·   Automatically send still images taken with the Galaxy Camera to other Galaxy S III, and Galaxy Note devices up to 200 feet away

Buddy Photo Share

  • ·   Instantly and automatically tags faces of existing device contacts in photos making it easy to share with them.

Pricing for the Galaxy Camera will be announced when it goes on sale in the coming weeks. For more information on AT&T, please visit www.att.com.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

1Samsung Mobile is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Marketshare, Q2 2012.

4G when used in relation to Samsung devices refers to the fact that the devices can operate on AT&T’s 4G network

  • Alan Paone

    Somebody is going to get this and just use VOIP. They’ll win at instagram. They’ll lose at the my phone is thinner than yours contest. With gchat and fb chat, you could mostly gett away with using this as your go to.. not that its a good idea, but somebody’ll do it

  • KyRuMo

    If this had phone functions id be all over it

  • Droid4Rage

    The Samsung Galaxy Camera is going to wind up with one of the largest development communities on XDA because every dev there is going to scramble to be the ‘first’ one to install Cyanogen Mod onto this piece of sh*t, just for the laughing rights.

  • Chris

    Can’t wait for the wi-fi only version. I really am excited to see the pricing!

  • digitalicecream

    It’s just a small matter of time before all cell phones jump to 16MP phones. By then, Jellybean will be a pleasant memory and we’ll be well beyond Key Lime Pie, Lemonade, Mango berry, Nougat, and god knows what else… This is a very interesting idea, but I’m not certain I would want to buy a new phone every 2 years!

  • Diablo81588

    Lame.

  • thenew3

    Sounds like a lot of people want it but don’t want to pay the data charges. Well get the wifi version then.

    For me, this is perfect, with a 5 year old in kindergarten and participating in a lot of sports and other activities, I’m getting tired carrying around my smartphone AND my DSLR camera. While this will not come close to the quality of the DSLR, the 21x zoom will come in handy. Now I can just carry one device and worry about charging just one device.

    Hope verizon will have a version of this.

    Makes things simple. Last time I checked no one made a DSLR battery charger that works on a micro usb connection. this will reduce # of chargers needed, number of cables needed etc.

  • JulianZHuang

    3~4 months, that’s how long I will guess it will stay in the market before taking it down.

  • Vmaster

    A camera that requires a data plan?!? Nope, I’ll pass.

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    Imma hack it to be a phone!

    Best.
    Phone.
    Ever.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    WiFi only and I’m in.

    • fixxmyhead

      u people dont pay attention. there is a wifi version. not sure if they will sell it here in the states but they do have one

  • PhillipCun

    Data for phones are almost a requirement now… but data for a camera is a new idea and if my phone can shoot pictures and I have to pay for it why would I want this damn camera?

    If anything, I’ll transfer the photos from this camera to my phone and VIOLA i have data. Or I’ll just tether.

    This is just DISGUSTING what they’re trying to do. I sincerely hope this doesn’t do well on AT&T. This is just CRAP

  • Sam Son

    I wonder if Samsung did a survey on consumers before deciding to release this one?

  • Robert Jakiel

    OK. OK. I get it… This is plain F***ing STUPID! Better?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Robson/1317522018 Chris Robson

    Want it without the modem, I got unlimited and can hot spot so just a wifi version that will be cheaper please.

  • NexusMan

    WHAT!!!? You have to get this camera tied to a carrier? Oh HELLLLLLLL no! I was so interested in this thing, but there’s no way I’m getting a camera on contract and definitely not on AT&T.

  • ddevito

    Does this indicate Google Goggles/Project Glass will be too? Bummer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10602828 Mike Hilal

    Who wants a 4G camera….maybe if it were a phone as well….but come on

  • Bob G

    Jump 2 AT&T.

  • Knlegend1

    Why?

  • Chuck Finley

    …for those AT&T customers that walk into a store thinking, “Hmm….boy I sure do need a point/shoot camera that’ll eat up some of my data plan.”

    The first salesperson to sell someone one of these is a Boss in my eyes…

    At least your bathroom-mirror-self-pics will look professionally done now… #duckface

  • http://www.unexpectedparameters.com Aaron Hurt

    I’m highly interested… off contract and wifi.

  • smwandrie93

    Why???? Just why? f***ing stupid!

  • http://wwjronline.com Wayne W.

    I’m just not interested in my camera having a 4g connection. WIFI for file transfers okay, but no…not interested.

  • quiklives

    I’d definitely buy a wifi version, but this is silly.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    At&t is being a HOARDER!!!!!…. EVerything is going into that black hole…. should I venture into said black hole in search of Mobile Riches?

  • CAPerkins22

    I’d be interested in this if Samsung offered it up without a contract. Amazon sells their 3G Kindles at a higher price, but without a contract. Couldn’t Samsung come up with a way to do something similar with their cameras?

  • Bionicman

    purchasing a camera on a f’n contract? i mean what the f* man? look the camera looks like a beast and it definitely interests me since i need a new camera but i’m not getting on another damn contract just to have it. i really hope they have a wifi version. sorry just venting!

    • ArrowCool

      I read that in Austin Powers’ voice…..

      I mean, who throws a shoe? Honestly! You fight like a woman.

      • jayisking

        Who throws a cupecake? Honestly?

        You made my day sir lol.

        • Bionicman

          glad i can give you guys a chuckle. yes i’ll be getting the wifi version :P

    • Allen Byrd

      AT&T’s share everything plan is coming out soon. It can link up to that.

    • fixxmyhead

      i take it u didnt pay attention last time they announced it but yes they do have a wifi version of this camera

    • iirundis05

      On the new Mobile Share plans when you add on a tablet or hotspot for $10 per month their is no contract involved. This is a whole new category of connected devices but I doubt they would require contract on a camera.

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    So you’re telling me I have to pay for a monthly contract to use a point and shoot camera? Eventually we’re going to have to pay Verizon or AT&T to use our toasters.

    • fixxmyhead

      then some watches

  • Jonathan Bunch

    I’m guessing instagram will be preinstalled

    • smwandrie93

      and ruin quality pictures?? Sure why not