By Anu Passary | Oct 06, 2012 10:34 AM EDT
With a slew of tablet and smartphone launches under its belt, Samsung is on song to establish its stranglehold over the consumer technology market. Adding to its ever growing kitty, on Oct. 4, Samsung announced that its Galaxy Camera will be available on U.S. carrier AT&T.
"AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) today announced the Samsung Galaxy CameraTM coming to AT&T," stated the press release.
Samsung's new Galaxy Camera, which the company touts as the "smartest camera ever", first made its appearance in August this year at the IFA 2012 event in Germany.
"Once again, Samsung has defined a new category of mobile devices and AT&T is leading the way to bring this device to consumers. The Galaxy Camera brings together Samsung's latest innovations in mobile and optical imaging technologies to provide the first connected camera running on the latest Android platform," said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Telecommunications America.
The 16-megapixel camera will run on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out of the box. The camera will also support AT&T's 4G mobile connectivity. However, the company has not mentioned whether the Galaxy Camera will be LTE enabled. It is likely that the device will feature support for the carrier's HSPA+ network.
The Galaxy Camera sports a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD screen. A quad-core processor, which is clocked at 1GHz, powers the device. The camera also has a 21x optical zoom and a BSI CMOS sensor, which enables users to click high quality images up close and even in low light conditions. The camera offers "stunning photographic output" and a wide variety of shooting modes. The Galaxy Camera also packs in various apps and has nearly 65 editing features on board as well. Users can edit the images with ease even when they are on the go.
Additionally, the camera's Share Shot and Wi-Fi Direct features lets users share the images immediately post shooting. Users can share the clicked images with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices that are within range.
"Wirelessly enabling Samsung's Galaxy Camera will create a significant shift in how consumers share and communicate with photos and videos," said Chris Penrose, SVP, AT&T Emerging Devices. "By posting instantly to social networking sites or sending directly to another device, the person behind the lens is essentially offering family and friends the opportunity to share in the moments as they are actually experiencing them. We're excited that the AT&T wireless network will help enable these opportunities."
AT&T is yet to disclose the pricing details of the Galaxy Camera. The camera is expected to be available in the coming weeks, in time for the holiday season.
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