Samsung’s first Android-powered camera has been out on the market for a few weeks now on AT&T, and we’ve already put the new device through its paces. However, it looks like Samsung will release the Galaxy Camera on Verizon at some point, thanks to the product page that lists the camera as “Verizon 4G LTE connected.”
Essentially, the Verizon version of the Galaxy Camera looks pretty much identical to its AT&T brethren. However, there is no mention of a CDMA radio in the spec list, which may mean that the cellular capabilities of the device will be completely useless unless you have a 4G LTE plan, but now that Verizon’s LTE is in over 400 markets, you’ll be hard-pressed to not find LTE service in your area.
The Galaxy Camera comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board, and features a huge 4.8-inch TFT display with a 1280×720 resolution. The camera features an incredible 21x Zoom (23mm-483mm) and a 16MP sensor, as well as all the handy amenities you’d want, like WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It also doesn’t hurt that it has a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm chip inside running the show.
There’s no details as to when the Galaxy Camera will launch on Verizon’s network or even how much it will cost, but we’re guessing it’ll be the same $499 for the AT&T version. That’s certainly not cheap for a compact camera, especially for a point-and-shoot device, but the benefit of Android built-in along with LTE connectivity seems pretty worth it to us.
[via The Verge]