Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy Camera is coming to Australia (and to the world, since it is rolling out in Europe at the moment). Featuring a 21-megapixel lens, a 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor and a 4.8-inch screen, the camera is one of the few to run the Android OS.
It will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, giving users access to Google Play – so, theoretically, you can use this to take better pictures on Instagram. In addition, other features include a Photo Wizard to make edits on the go; Smart Content Manager to “intelligently” create folders, tags and faces and even tells you what to delete; and auto-uploading to the cloud through Samsung’s AllShare service.
Of course, it also supports full HD video and can shoot in slow motion. However, that is in VGA quality at 120 frames per second.
There are currently two versions of the camera – one that supports 3G and Wi-Fi, and one that will support 4G and Wi-Fi. However, Australia appears to be only getting the 3G model. No explanation has been given why, but we assume it is more likely that the camera doesn’t support the 4G bands we use. That, or Telstra and Optus refused to put it on their 4G network.
The camera will be in Australian stores in the last week of November. Optus will stock the phone.