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Samsung Galaxy Camera With Verizon 4G LTE Pops Up at FCC

Outside of the high price, one of the initial complaints about the Samsung Galaxy Camera was its lack of LTE connectivity. The only available version of the device is capable of connecting to AT&T’s network at HSPA+, but being that it’s a time when all anyone can think about is Long Term Evolution, you can understand that some would hold out for a different version. And that different version appears to be on the way, potentially headed to Verizon with LTE along for the ride. A Samsung Galaxy Camera with model number EK-GC120 cruised through the FCC this week, all equipped to run on Verizon’s 700MHz LTE spectrum.

With the HSPA+ version dropping in at $499, any guesses on what the LTE version will run? 

Via:  FCC | Engadget

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  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Last I checked I have a camera on my phone.

    • Hunter

      Right you are, but not a very good camera.

      • This one is surprisingly mediocre as well…I’d rather spend $500+ to keep my unlimited LTE vs a meh camera that is trounced by a $199 olympus

  • Can’t wait to buy it used….

  • $499 lol. For a point and shoot with free software? Drop it down to $249 because the only difference in this and a traditional point and shoot is transferring photos to the cloud. The rest is really overkill

    • 1)buy a dedicated compact camera
      2)attach and eye-fi card and sync it to your android device
      3)take pictures

      • Exactly. And my Olympus is shock, waterproof and freeze proof.

  • hkklife

    This is not a phone or a phablet, so I personally think the screen is too large for a P&S camera. 4.3″ or 4.2″ would be ideal. Bring out a second-gen Galaxy camera IN WI-FI ONLY FORM with more compact dimensions and a price in higher than $250 and I will be a seriously intrigued. Oh, and using a full size SDXC slot still makes more sense for a point & shoot cam. Right now, this forced carrier integration is killing the nascent smart camera market, just like the glut of carrier-branded tablets in 2011.

  • chris125

    Well since it is on verizon probably at least $100 more than what others sell it for

  • Will there be a VZW watermark on every photo?

    • Surely not…does your phone? No.

      • *over your head*

      • iamjackspost

        The fact that you took this comment seriously speaks to how bad verizon branding is. Or you just don’t get jokes.

    • Yes. And it will be emblazoned all over the front and etched into the screen. And the shutter sound will be Jesse Pinkman yelling “Yeah bitch…Verizon yo!”

      • michael arazan

        The camera ads a verizon logo to every shirt and hat people wear in the picture, along with windows doors walls and pictures in background.

        What’s next, every customer who comes into a Verizon store gets branded on their ass like cattle with the Verizon Logo?

        • Loki

          Didn’t the bible warn of the Beast marking its symbol on everyone and everything

  • If unlimited data were still around, this would be a no-brainer. But with tiered data, you will be paying out the ass for data to use this camera to its full potential.

    Give me a wifi/bluetooth version for $300 and I’m in.

  • schoat333

    I don’t get it. Why do you need wireless connectivity from a camera? Just give it Bluetooth and NFC.

    • markgbe

      to upload photos to the “cloud”?

    • To install apps like Pixlr, Instagram and more and to upload to Facebook, Twitter, Google+….etc.

    • r0lct

      Well at minimum if it’s going to run Android Play Store you need Wifi. But if you can ad the flexibility to upload your photos anywhere for $10/month that’s worth it to some.

      I could see people buying it and using it for WiFi and just buy data on the months they know they’s going on vacation/trip, family event or whatever.

      • With the availability of hotspots available in all but the most isolated areas, WiFi is really all this camera needs. With the size of the photos this thing takes, if you are loading all your pics to the cloud, the data would cost way more than $10 a month.

        Are people in need of that much instant gratification to need a cell radio in this? It wasn’t that long ago that we were taking pictures in rolls of 24 or 36 exposures and we had to wait to get them developed…and then scan and email them to friends/family.

        • r0lct

          Samsung seems to think so. Time will tell if difhtt

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          • r0lct

            I was replying by email, apparently something went very wrong. 😛

    • schoat333

      If people are that worried about sharing every picture they take, or putting them all in the “Cloud” they better be a damn photographer, and have a much better camera than this.

      • Droidzilla

        Tell us more about how people should live.

  • red014

    So, dumb question here… Why don’t they just slap a phone in there? I’d gladly take a thicker phone to have a good lens with OPTICAL ZOOM.

    • There isn’t a phone in there? I was pretty sure there was….otherwise why would AT&T and Verizon want to sell it? I’d be fine with a wifi only one.

      • Dr_Buttballs

        So they can sell you a bigger data plan.

      • zwade

        No phone.

    • kwubba

      With a VOIP app you probably will be able to. It’ll have a mic and speaker and with the data connection you’ll be able to install a sip client and use it as a phone.

  • I would love to use that, but i don’t think i want to walk around with a camera as my phone; think it would be weird trying to hold a camera and using it as an Android device.

    • I’ve often found myself wanting a better camera on my phones. I kind of would want to start talking into a camera to make calls too, if only for the hilarity.

    • FAL_Fan

      Verizon had the Samsung Flip Shot several years ago and it was an amazing (for it’s time) product. I had one and loved it. Look it up. I would have the Galaxy Camera as my phone with that kind of camera on it, no other camera phone could touch it.