CES 2014 will not kick off until next week but 2014 announcements are already coming out fast and furious. Samsung today announced a number of products including the Galaxy Camera 2, the successor to the Android-powered Galaxy Camera launched last year. A number of specifications have been upgraded including the processor, more RAM and a larger battery.
“Consumers love the Galaxy Camera, and this next-generation version was designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience,” said Myoung Sup Han, Executive Vice President and Head of the Imaging Business Team at Samsung Electronics. “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 stand out images.”
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 specifications:
- Processor: 1.6GHz quad-core
- Operating system: Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Cellular connectivity: None
- Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- Display: 4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch LCD
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal storage: 8GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
- Rear-facing camera: 16.3MP with 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS, 21x optical zoom, and pop-up Xenon flash
- Front-facing camera: None
- Battery: 2,000mAh Li-on
- Dimensions: 132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 millimeters
- Weight: 283 grams
- Colours: White, Black
- Other: Faux-leather finish
While the camera itself remains the same, Samsung promises that an improved image processing system will deliver “images of exceptional quality, unrivalled by smartphone photography.” For example, the Smart Mode Suggest feature analyses the scene at hand; recognizing lighting conditions, scenery and objects to recommend the optimal mode in which to take the picture. A Smart Mode Selfie Alarm also promises that self-portraits will be as good by taking five consecutive, high resolution images so that users can select their best angle.
Unlike last year, it does not appear that Samsung will offer an LTE variant of the Galaxy Camera 2.
Needless to say, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will be on display at CES 2014. Availability and pricing will presumably be announced then.
Source : Samsung