Samsung unveils WiFi-only Galaxy Camera

Samsung unveils WiFi-only Galaxy Camera
Samsung had a pretty solid idea last year to finally put a good version of Android into a proper digital camera. The one trouble with the idea was that the camera had a pricetag of $499, which is about $300-375 more than you'd pay for a similar digital camera that didn't have Android built in. Part of that cost looks to be dropped with a new WiFi-only model of the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

Even though a 16MP digital camera with a 21x optical zoom would run you between $125 and $200, Samsung charged the premium for packing the Galaxy Camera with a quad-core 1.4Ghz processor, a 4.8" display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a radio for AT&T's HSPA+ network. Well, this new model, the EK-GC110, will have identical specs, but will not have the 3G radio, opting for WiFi only. 

No word on when the WiFi-only Galaxy Camera will be released, or the pricing, but we're hoping to find out more at MWC next week. 

source: Samsung via Engadget

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8 Comments

1. bendaman

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Good Guy Samsung - Waiting for the Galaxy S4 to come out? Here's a camera.

2. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

I honestly think Samsung lost it with this concept... just make a camera attachment.

3. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

How much you wanna bet this camera is going to be similar quality of the galaxy s4.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd get a cheap enough Wi-Fi Samsung Galaxy Camera II. o:

5. nikenturd unregistered

OVERPRICED for what it is ... Leica lens? NOPE.... Large Sensor? NOPE...Large battery? NOPE...if I want to access the internet Id certainly wouldnt use this thing...that's why we have tablets and smartphones...Id give Samsung an F for this stupid gimmickry

6. nikenturd unregistered

OVERPRICED for what it is....the specs arent even up to par with Lumix or Leica, not even close....more like a glorified android device with an added camera function. For that price, I can buy a micro fourthirds camera that will give me better image quality and functionality

7. kingcombo78

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

i think ima just pass on this one....almost had me tho

8. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Why? Because the camera didn't sell well woohoo!!!

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