Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 announced

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 officialThere’s been plenty of rumors about the new Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 but now the device is official. So, let’s have a looksee at Samsung’s latest Android powered camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 obviously takes over from where the original droid snapper left off. It comes rocking Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and is powered by a quad core 1.6GHz processor buddied with 2GB of RAM.

The Galaxy Camera 2 is equipped with a 16.3 megapixel sensor with BSI (Back Side Illumination), it also comes with 21x optical zoom, and a 23mm wide angle lens.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 zoomOther specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 include a 4.8 inch HD Super Clear Touch LCD display, and 8GB of built in storage, there is also a microSD card slot which supports up to 64GB cards.

Interestingly, there’s no mention of 3G/ LTE connectivity, so perhaps Samsung has given up on having a SIM slot which was present in the original Galaxy Camera. Samsung did launch a cheaper, Wi-Fi only variant of the Galaxy Camera after the initial release so I am assuming that the Galaxy Camera 2 follows that particular path.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IM division, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, said: “Consumers love the Galaxy Camera and this next-generation version is designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience. The result is a more powerful and portable device, which continues to embrace the public’s passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality. We are dedicated to making it easier for more people to achieve great results and with the Galaxy Camera 2’s host of creative features, anyone can capture standout images.”

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 comes with a built in pop up Xenon flash, plus a range of Google and Samsung apps, which include S Voice, Samsung Link, Samsung ChatOn and more.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 rearThe Galaxy Camera 2 also features NFC, WiFi, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 and optical image stabilisation and packs a 2,000 mAh battery.

Samsung have yet to announce any pricing or a release date on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 but they will be showing the device off at CES 2014 next week, and we can expect more details about the device around that time.

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