People love taking pictures with their smartphones because of the instant editing and sharing capabilities, a.k.a instant gratification. But there are some people who still are not satisfied with the onboard camera capabilities of the latest smartphones, so Samsung decided to cater to these consumers’ wishes by creating the Galaxy Cam.
The picture above may just look like a normal looking Samsung point-and-shoot, however when you turn it around (as in the picture below) you will see a 4.8-inch touchscreen identical to that of the latest Samsung smartphone. This Android smartcam boasts a 16-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor and 21x optical zoom to go with the newest OS, 4.1. Jellybean. Your pictures will look spectacular on the 1280 x 720 resolution touchscreen, and it will be able to process and save everything using it’s 1.4 Ghz quad-core processor paired with an internal 8GB & the microSD card of your choice.
One of the biggest advantages of this camera, besides the massive screen, is the mobile data capabilities along with Wifi as Samsung plans to have 3G and 4G LTE availability upon their new product’s release in Q4 of 2012. That means you could instantly upload all you dinner pics or amazing landscape photos from anywhere so you’re friends and followers never miss out on what you’re seeing at any moment of the day.
The camera’s abilities are essentially limited only by the apps and features you decide not to use. The Google Play Store has a multitude of apps for shooting, enjoying, editing, and sharing all the beautiful photos with this smartcam. The built in Smart Pro modes alone will allow you to shoot with the best of the professionals. The slim point-and-shoot design, although a chunky smartphone, makes it perfectly portable for all occasions. It takes a normal smartphone 1650 mAh battery but there is no mention on life when powering the massive display and 16-megapixel sensor.
Could this be your personal photo-taking device? With Samsung calling it a “premium” device, the speculation for pricing is around $500 and up so it could be a pricey choice. Let us now in the comments if you’d rather just use your smartphone camera or if you’re prepared to through your money at Samsung the second this device is released.