By Alexandra Burlacu | May 02, 2013 09:57 AM EDT
Samsung is apparently working on a new Galaxy camera, which may be the successor to the original Samsung Galaxy camera or a variant with added functionality.
The South Korean tech giant just released a low-cost version of its Samsung Galaxy camera a few months ago. The price cut was due to the model's Wi-Fi-only functionality. It remains unclear at this point whether the purported new Galaxy camera is a new generation entirely or just another variant with enhanced specs and features.
According to Dutch website TechTastic, a new Samsung Galaxy camera with the model number "EK-GN120" just received Bluetooth certification and it seems to be more than just an Android camera. First of all, under "Product Type" the device is listed as a "Mobile Phone." One theory for this listing could be that Samsung is developing a next-generation Galaxy camera with calling functionality. Another explanation could again be a new variant of the original Galaxy camera, with such calling functionality as an added bonus.
The certification itself provides very little information, so it doesn't shed much light on the matter. Basically the only thing it shows is the fact that a new Samsung Galaxy camera EK-GN120 sports Bluetooth 4.0 and falls under the mobile phones category. That's not much to go on, and it remains unclear just what else is changed in the specs department. The listing does, however, suggest that Samsung is working on a new camera and more details are likely to surface soon.
The current Samsung Galaxy camera packs an Exynos 4412 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, Mali-400 graphics and 1GB of RAM under the hood. The gadget sports a great 4.8-inch Super Clear LCD panel with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and a 16-megapixel camera with Xenon flash. The best feature of the Samsung Galaxy camera is that it rocks Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's Nature UX, which allows photographers to enjoy a great Android experience. If the original Galaxy camera runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the next iteration should run on the latest 4.2 Jelly Bean or the rumored Android 4.3 Jelly Bean/ 5.0 Key Lime Pie when it hits the market. It's all in the rumor state for now, however, so don't believe it until it's official.
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