News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday February 19, 2013.
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The Samsung Galaxy Camera first appeared last year as an Android-powered camera that merges the higher quality of a point-and-shoot camera with the power and always-on connectivity of Android apps. Samsung today announced that it has made a slight adjustment to the Galaxy Camera and made it less always on but otherwise the same device.
Previously available only as an HSPA+ model for AT&T or with 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless, the Samsung Galaxy Camera will also be sold as a Wi-Fi only option. Removing the ability to upload photos and access the web on a mobile plan will eliminate one of Samsung's best features, but it should also eliminate some of the costs to own the Galaxy Camera. Samsung has not announced price or availability details, but the lack of a mobile radio should make the camera more affordable.
The Galaxy Camera remains otherwise unchanged. The phone features a 16 megapixel lens with 21x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, several shoot modes, and a 4.8-inch touch screen. It also has a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB internal memory, a micro SDHC/SDXC/SDSC slot, an HDMI-out slot, a 1,650 mAh battery, and Bluetooth 4.0. In addition to built-in editing and social software, the Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has access to more than 700,000 Android apps.
Read our Samsung Galaxy Camera review (HSPA+ version) for more information.source: Samsung
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.