In addition to announcing the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung made another surprising announcement today during their IFA 2012 unpacked event; they announced a camera powered by Google’s Android operating system, the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Following the footsteps of Polaroid and Nikon, Samsung hopes to get a head start on this new market of cameras that allow the user to instantly share via Wi-Fi and mobile data.
The Galaxy Camera is a high-end-point and shoot camera that features a 16-megapixel image sensor and 20x optical zoom. The back of the camera features a large 4.8-inch SuperLCD HD display, similar quality to the display found on current high-end Samsung devices. Powering the camera is the latest version of Android, Android 4.1 with Samsung’s Touchwiz Nature UX interface on top.
In addition to running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Samsung has developed special software that allows you to edit, manage, capture, and share your photos directly from the Galaxy Camera. Features such as Best Group Pose and Smart Content Manager help you take and keep the best pictures.
Connectivity-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Camera will connect to Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G data networks. For 3G/4G connectivity, you will need to subscribe to some sort of data plan from your mobile carrier.
Unfortunately, pricing information wasn’t revealed. The Galaxy Camera is expected to be available at some point during Q4 2012. Check out the pictures and video below, courtesy of the guys over at Android Central.
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