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Galaxy Camera Confirmed for Verizon Thanks to Samsung Site

Last week, we saw a Galaxy Camera variant cruise through the FCC with a 4G LTE radio inside, one that was ready to jump on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Neither Big Red nor Samsung would confirm that the device was on the way, but they no longer need to as an official product page on Samsung’s site is now live for the device. We don’t have a price, but we can’t imagine it will run for more than the $499 price of the HSPA+ version. If it is more expensive, they that would be a massive mistake.

In our review of the device, we talked about the convenience that the camera brings with the ability to share photos from anywhere, however, the price is too steep for a camera that won’t “Wow!” you as a camera.

Via:  Samsung | The Verge

  • hkklife

    An oversized, LTE-equipped, mediocre $499 P&S camera is already a mistake. If this thing was $299 (or less), wi-fi only, and had a 4.3 or 4.5″ screen, it might warrant a 2nd look. But right now it looks like the carriers are trying to force connected cameras down our throats in 2013 the way they did tablets in 2011.

    That said, I think a skinned version of Android would make a lot of sense for a smart camera. I just got a Canon Powershot SD320HS with wi-fi and its wireless implementation is absolutely atrocious. I’d actually probably rather have BT than a broken wi-fi on a camera. The resistive touchscreen is also atrocious. In fact, I just pretend that the touchscreen and wi-fi functions do not exist, which is a shame, as it’s an otherwise great little camera.

  • JJ VanKomen

    and the page is gone……

  • foob0t

    Seriously,
    What is the market for something like this? People that just want to be able to post pictures to social networking sites extremely quickly?

  • www.ace60.com

    If you think Sheila`s story is impossible…, last month my friends sister made $4931 workin twenty hours a week from their apartment and there co-worker’s step-mother`s neighbour did this for 3 months and errned more than $4931 parttime from a mac.

    • JoshGroff

      Bill Gates makes that in a little over a minute doing nothing. What now?!

  • jayray78

    Any word on how they are going to treat this in the share everything plans? As a tablet or as phone?

    • Josh Oberg

      I would imagine tablet or less anything more than $10 is a joke for a camera data plan

      • T4rd

        Verizon’s pricing is a joke with all of their plans. lol

        • foob0t

          Get what you pay for

  • Damian

    No Verizon branding over the lens?? What gives??

    • JoshGroff

      There’s a huge Verizon logo spanning along the bottom, which is why they aren’t showing it. ;)

      • michael arazan

        Verizon laser etched into the glass so every picture has a see through verizon logo in the middle of it. I wonder if it’ll be priced like a $10 tablet add on for those on ripoff shared plans.

        • JoshGroff

          Probably, lol.

  • Clint O

    Anybody see a verizon logo on the buttons?

  • ERIC REED

    Well if you want Jelly Bean on any of your Samsung Verizon devices here is your chance!!!

    • T4rd

      There’s the Note 2 still =p.

      Oh, and the Gnex of course.

    • JoshGroff

      “I have Jelly Bean.” – G-Nex

      • Luigi Buscemi

        I have the G-Nex, Im still on 4.1.1, Verizon being slow on the OTA updates..

        • JoshGroff

          4.1.1 is Jelly Bean.

  • stupid

    who the f whats this stupid thing. You’re going to end up paying so much for a data plan for a CAMERA

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      No up vote for you!

      • JoshGroff

        To be fair, it would be cheaper to get a better dslr camera.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Oh yeah, for sure. But his comment is just str8 up ig’nant. lol

          • fixxmyhead

            so, he’s right

          • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

            It’s not about being right or wrong…….

        • FAL_Fan

          Over the course of a 2 year contract, yes, but not initially.

          • JoshGroff

            True, but in a world with credit, we aren’t usually paying everything up front anyway.

  • mustbepbs

    I can’t wait to couple the most expensive device with the most expensive plans.

    • T4rd

      Lol, indeed. It wouldn’t be so bad if you were on unlimited data on your phone still though, since you can just pull the SIM card from your phone and put it in the camera, requiring no additional fees while you rape Verizon’s network by constantly uploading 5+ MB pics! =D

      • JoshGroff

        At 5MB per picture, you’d have to take 1,000 pictures to use 5GB of data, which is pretty much nothing. You’d be bored of it long before you affected Verizon’s network in the slightest.

        This is of course obvious, and we all know you’re joking, but I just felt like saying something.

        • T4rd

          Lol, well I’m glad you feel better for saying something =p. Also, a 1000 pics is nothing compared to how many I take a month with my D300S. I could easily use 10x that a month. ;-)

          • JoshGroff

            I don’t take any pictures, mainly because the gnex has a mediocre camera and there’s not much interesting to take pictures of in a small town.

        • Kirk Lei

          or take several 1080p vids and upload them. that’ll eat the 5gb in no time.

          • JoshGroff

            Heck yeah! And way more fun than taking over 1000 pictures.