Verizon and Samsung announced the Galaxy Camera with 4G LTE, the first camera in the world to be able to connect to next-gen LTE networks. From our understanding, it’s exactly like the Galaxy Camera with HSPA+ that we reviewed (Jelly Bean, 4.8″ HD display, quad-core processor, etc.), only it has a different radio inside. Oh, the price is also different, dropping in at a whopping $549 compared to the $499 price tag of the HSPA+ version.
Big Red also has an exclusive color of Cobalt Black (pictured above), but you can splurge on the white version should you prefer a lighter colored camera.
The device will be available on December 13 (this Thursday). If you choose to buy one, Verizon will allow you to add it to a Share Everything plan at promotional price of $5 per month. (more…)
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
This is a new one for me. I only recently got into photography, from a blogger’s point of view, taking close-up pictures of devices and posting them up on the web. I took some photography classes when I was younger, but never got into the science of it or shared the passion for it as many others in my family have. Using this hybrid device has certainly been a learning experience and it may make me think twice before I go out and buy another point-and-shoot like I have in the past.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera deserves praise in terms of being a good camera, especially when it comes running Jelly Bean, something a lot of Android phones can’t even say yet. Although, does it deliver $500 worth of pictures/video and sharing capabilities to justify a purchase? How Samsung markets this device will be a fun spectacle, as even myself couldn’t explain to my friends as to why it really exists. Do we really need our cameras to have a data connection these days? Do I really need to surf the web or browse Facebook from it as well?
Below, I try my best at delivering an overall fair “camera review” even though I know quite little in terms of cameras. This should be fun. (more…)
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? (more…)
We are still working on our full review of the Galaxy Camera from Samsung, but if you’re looking to pick one of these monsters up, DailySteals is hosting a pretty cool deal on them. Retailing for $500 here in the States, $450 isn’t all that bad for this 16MP shooter that the Android community is still kind of confused about. If you purchase from the site, you can take it to AT&T and set it up on a data plan or just use it over WiFi if you so choose.
Just remember, if you’re going to spend this much on a camera, make sure to do the research.
A Samsung Galaxy Camera arrived on my rain-covered doorstep this afternoon, instantly turning my Instagram account into the greatest the world has ever seen. OK, that may be a bit of a stretch. But this product does help usher in a new era of photography and sharing. With the Galaxy Camera, you get a full version of Android 4.1, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, a quad-core processor, 4.8″ HD Super LCD display, and HSPA+ connectivity, so that you can share your photographic skills from anywhere in the world. You also have access to the Google Play store, which includes every app that your current smartphone and tablet can run. The only thing not included in this device, is the ability to make calls. Yeah, it’s impressive. (more…)
We finally have word from AT&T and Samsung on when people can pick up the Galaxy Camera. According to the press release, the Jelly Bean-powered device will go on sale November 16, priced at $499.99 with or without a data plan. For those that haven’t been reading up on the Galaxy Camera, the backside of the camera features a 4.8″ HD Super Clear display, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, and a 16MP sensor. With the ability to connect to AT&T’s HSPA+ network, you will be uploading the greatest Instagram pictures ever created. (more…)
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. (more…)