Samsung Galaxy Camera To Come In Wi-Fi Only Version

  • 16.3 megapixel sensor
  • 1/2.3" BSI CMOS
  • Android 4.1: Jelly Bean OS

Samsung announced a new and cheaper Galaxy Camera model, the appropriately named Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi), to offer a Wi-Fi only alternative for the Android camera.

  • 16.3 megapixel sensor
  • 1/2.3" BSI CMOS
  • Android 4.1: Jelly Bean OS

Samsung announced a new and cheaper Galaxy Camera model, the appropriately named Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi), to offer a Wi-Fi only alternative for the Android camera.

The new Galaxy Camera with dual-band Wi-Fi features the same specs as the older model, but with a lower price point thanks to the omission of data network capabilities. Samsung didn't reveal the Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi)'s release date or pricing in its announcement, though it did promise a smaller price tag.

Because the Samsung Galaxy Camera required a micro-SIM and data-plan to make use of its 3G/4G connectivity (but couldn't actually be used to make calls), it meant an additional cost to users on top of their existing smartphone bill. As such, all but the most dedicated of mobile photography fans were likely to make do with the camera's Wi-Fi access for their photo-sharing and app downloading requirements – so a Wi-Fi-only version seems to make sense.

The Wi-Fi model leaves the 16.3 megapixel sensor and 1/2.3" BSI CMOS intact, along with the original Galaxy Camera's 21x optical zoom, 23mm wide angle lens, and 4.8-inch display. And like its data-ready older sibling, the Wi-Fi Galaxy Camera sports the full Android 4.1: Jelly Bean OS and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor.

When connected to Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Camera can upload photos directly to social networks, email the snaps to contacts and back the photos up instantly to cloud storage.

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