As expected, Samsung and Verizon have announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Camera. The device has been confirmed for December 13 in two color options, Cobalt Black, exclusive to Verizon, and White.Customers that want to grab the Samsung Galaxy Camera will have to come up with no less than $550/€425 upfront.
According to Verizon, customers will be able to add the Samsung Galaxy Camera to their Share Everything account for the promotional price of $5/ €4 per month.
Samsung Galaxy Camera ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and sports a stunning 4.8-inch Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution.
It is also worth mentioning that the camera’s display features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating for extra protection against scratches.
The Galaxy Camera is fully compatible with Verizon’s 4G LTE network, allowing users to connect to their social accounts through their camera and upload pictures and videos while on the move.
Obviously, the main selling point of the device is the impressive 16.3-megapixel camera, which features autofocus, Xenon flash, AF light, 21x optical zoom and full HD (1080p) video recording.
On the inside, the camera packs a powerful 1.4 quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
It also comes with dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, as well as HDMI port and GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS.
Samsung Galaxy Camera provides access to more than 700,000 apps and games via Google Play Store and offers 50GB free cloud storage via Dropbox.
The camera’s 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery is rated by the manufacturer for up to 168 hours of standby (280 hours in 3G mode) or up to 4.5 hours of continuous usage time.