Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: Camera goes Smart (Version 2)

Samsung, the bellwether when it comes to the mobile phones industry has reached this enviable position because of its risk-taking abilities. It never shies away from taking risky bets, something which other brands pass off as a mere fad. In 2013, company has released Galaxy Camera, a different kind of product in its portfolio of devices running on Android operating system. The USP of Galaxy Camera was that since it was based on Android, users were able to make the use of apps to enhance and share the images clicked by it. This was a welcome change from the unintuitive cameras which don’t even allow sharing of photos and videos to Facebook.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Now, the company is taking the concept to the next iteration with the launch of Galaxy Camera 2. Let’s see what the device packs in-

Key features of Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Physical details

Dimensions of 132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3mm

Weighs 283 grams

Display

4.8-inch screen size

1,280 x 720 pixels resolution

Super Clear Touch LCD technology

Processor

1.6GHz quad-core (no mention about chip)

RAM

2GB

Storage

8GB built-in (only 2.8GB available to the end users)

Expandable up to 64GB through microSD card

Camera

16.3MP camera at the front with 1/2.3” BSI CMOS sensor

Offers 21x optical zoom

Illuminated by Xenon flash

Comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)

Software enhancements such as Smart mode offering 28 modes- continuous shot, best face, landscape, HDR, panorama, eraser, Sound & Shot, etc.

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC

Battery

2,000 mAh capacity

Operating System

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s proprietary customizations

Release details of Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Though the manufacturer has unveiled this product, the device will be showcased first in the upcoming CES exhibition. Samsung hasn’t given any details about the launch or even pricing. The camera will also offer a complementary cloud storage of 50GB on Dropbox for a period of two years.