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.
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
Dimensions of 132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3mm
Weighs 283 grams
4.8-inch screen size
1,280 x 720 pixels resolution
Super Clear Touch LCD technology
1.6GHz quad-core (no mention about chip)
8GB built-in (only 2.8GB available to the end users)
Expandable up to 64GB through microSD card
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.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC
2,000 mAh capacity
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.