Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Camera with 4G LTE gets offical – Launches December 13th
After weeks of rumors, and some leaked information, Verizon Wireless has today confirmed that they will be offering a version of Samsung’s new Galaxy Camera, complete with 4G LTE connectivity.
Put simply, the Samsung Galaxy Camera is a point-and-shoot camera that features radio connectivity, and runs Google’s Android operating system. Two unique features for a camera, which allows you to instantly upload pictures and videos to the internet and your social media accounts.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera features a lot of the stuff you would expect to find on a high-quality point-and-shoot camera. There is a 16-megapixel sensor, a 21x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization (OIS). Where things start to get interesting is the software. The Galaxy Camera ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and includes access to the massive selection of apps available from the Google Play Store. That means you’ll be able to connect this camera to your Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and other social media accounts and easily share high-quality photographs and videos without reaching for a data cable or a PC. And of course, all of that sharing will happen at Verizon 4G LTE speeds.
Other hardware specs of the Samsung Galaxy Camera include a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touch screen, a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of ram, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, mobile hotspot, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot with support for up to 64GB cards and a 1650 mAh battery. It’s all pretty impressive. I actually know a few people that are using laptops that aren’t as powerful as this camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera will be available online starting December 13th and will retail for $549.99. Verizon Wireless will be offering it in two colors, White and the Verizon exclusive Cobalt Black. Verizon customers will have the option of adding their new Galaxy Camera to an existing Share Everything account for the promotional price of just $5 per month.