Samsung: How about we slap a 16MP camera with Xenon on the back of a Galaxy S III (rumor)
Now here is a wacky rumor - a tipster has reportedly seen a device that Samsung is prepping to unveil next week at the IFA 2012 expo, alongside with the Note II, that converges the Galaxy S III, save for the calling part, and a camera.
As for the design of this Galaxy S III-inspired camera, it is going to be thicker than the phone, of course, but the source says just 1.5-2 times thicker, which would be an engineering marvel, considering the alleged 10x optical zoom and a pop-out Xenon flash the device has been tipped to sport.
The shooter is about to sport the same 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy S III on the back for a viewfinder, with no physical buttons to get in the way. The reported resolution is 16MP, with 10x optical zoom, and the point-and-shoot reportedly runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No specifics about the chipset are given, but considering that there will be no cellular connectivity for voice, just for data, Samsung would have very well gone for its own Exynos brand of processors.
Nikon recently outed an Android-laden camera, so we are waiting with bated breath if the next week's Samsung announcements will follow through.