Remember Samsung’s awesome Galaxy Camera from August? The Android-powered camera was a hot topic at IFA, but we’ve not heard anything about it since. That all changed today as our friends in the UK now have a solid release date.
Samsung announced today that the Galaxy Camera will be launching across the UK on November 8. Those who just can’t wait will be able to snag the camera a day early at any Samsung brand stores at 5 p.m. Like most Samsung devices, there’s no word yet on a US release. All we know is that it’s coming to the US through AT&T at an undisclosed price and date.
“The initial response to the Galaxy Camera has been amazing and we are really looking forward to offering our customers a completely new type of digital photography device,” said Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications & Networks Division, Samsung UK and Ireland. “The Galaxy Camera is a fantastic example of our continued passion for innovation and we are excited to be evolving our Galaxy range even further.”
There may be some concern that either the camera or Android component of the device will suffer from the combination, but that does not appear the case. The camera itself features a 21x optical zoom lens and a 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor. As for Android, the camera is equipped with Android 4.1 and 3G connectivity. The back of the camera has a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch Display that should result in some fantastic looking photos and apps. It’s a little disappointing that the camera only has 8GB internal storage, but that can be expanded through microSDXC.
Our friends in the UK will be able to pick up the Galaxy Camera at a starting price of £399. That loosely converts to $637, but it will probably cost around $399 itself when it launches in the US. For comparison, the only other Android camera on the market, Nikon’s Coolpix S800c, goes for $349.[h/t: Android Authority]