Verizon intros LTE-ready Samsung Galaxy Camera with Android Jelly Bean
Last month, AT&T launched the Samsung Galaxy Camera as the world’s first dedicated photo camera with Android Jelly Bean. Today, Verizon announced the Galaxy Camera, too. Unlike AT&T’s version, which features HSPA+ connectivity, Verizon’s has LTE – this allowing the largest North American carrier to tout it as “the first 4G LTE camera in the world.”
In case you’re wondering, the Galaxy Camera doesn’t run the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but only v 4.1. Still, there are many high-end smartphones out there that haven’t reached version 4.1 yet, so that’s really not a problem for now.
The new Android camera features a 4.8 inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixels, a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, 21x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, quad-core processor, Photo Wizard, Samsung Media Hub, 8GB of internal memory, 32GB of external memory, and a 1,650 mAh battery. It weighs 311 grams, and measures 128 x 70 x 19 mm.
Verizon will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Camera on December 13, for $549 (no contract required) – that’s $50 higher than the price asked by AT&T’. Verizon’s version is going to be released in two colors, white and Cobalt Black, the latter being exclusive to the carrier. All in all, now you’ll be able to own an LTE smartphone, an LTE tablet, and an LTE photo camera. Well, that is something.
Via Press release