Although AT&T announced last month that the Samsung Galaxy Camera would be available for purchase on its 4G network, the carrier did not unveil any details regarding the camera’s exact release date.Earlier today, AT&T came forward with an official announcement confirming Samsung Galaxy Camera will hit shelves on November 16.
Customers will be able to purchase the camera for $500/€395 and, for a limited time, those who buy a Samsung Galaxy smartphone with a new two-year agreement will receive up to $100/€80 off a second Samsung Galaxy device, including this camera.
Keep in mind that Samsung Galaxy Camera is not a phone. Even though the device is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, it does not come with support for voice calls.
However, Samsung Galaxy Camera owners will be able to take advantage of AT&T’s 4G mobile internet services when paired with one of the carrier’s data plans. In this regard, AT&T recommends customers that choose the Galaxy Camera to opt for one of the following shared data plans:
- AT&T Mobile Share: $10 to share between 1 GB and 20GB;
- AT&T DataConnect 250MB: $15 for 250MB;
- AT&T DataConnect 3GB: $30 for 3GB;
- AT&T DataConnect 5GB: $50 for 5GB.
Samsung Galaxy Camera is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
In addition, the device packs 8GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). The camera’s 4.8-inch Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen display supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.
The device’s main selling point is the 16-megapixel camera, which features 21x optical zoom, Xenon flash, AF light, 23mm lens, autofocus, optical image stabilization and full HD (1080p) video recording.
“By connecting the Samsung Galaxy Camera through the AT&T wireless network, users can instantly share photos, giving family and friends a glimpse into their favorite holiday moments. Customers will receive $100 off the purchase of the new Samsung Galaxy Camera when they purchase any Samsung Galaxy smartphone, making the Samsung Galaxy Camera the perfect gift this holiday season,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, AT&T Emerging Devices.