Published on October 6th, 2012 | by Tawann Guice1
Samsung Galaxy Android Camera En Route To AT&T
With the ever present and growing Social Networks that the people of the Earth have attached their lives to, who would have ever thought to doubt that there would be something like a Camera with data connectivity? Make sense?? Maybe, I mean for those of us that are still in possession of a flip phone, or a camera phone that doesn’t live up to the title it was given. So here you have it, as per Samsung, via Phone Arena, the Samsung Galaxy point and shoot camera.
The Galaxy Camera comes preloaded with Android 4.1 Jellybean (of course) and will work on AT&T’s HSPA+ data network making the camera all data, with no cellular functionality. A 4.8 inch Super HD display and with Camera specs: 4.1-86.1mm, 1:2.8 – 5.9f 23mm w/ 21x Optical zoom lens. So this little doohickey has some talent, but at what cost? This is still to be determined along with availability.
I can’t say that I am totally sold on such a thing. For starters, this would seem like an unnecessary expense for someone already in possession of a device like the soon to be released Lumia 920; that comes equipped with perhaps one of the best cameras built into a mobile device. Coming in at the number one spot would be the Nokia Pureview which comes equipped with a 41 megapixel shooter. Even the iPhone 5 with its ‘Barney’ shot camera delivers a pretty decent picture…That is…Outside of that purple tinge the shows up on your pictures. Now then, the next step would be to transmit these picture from the device to the internet as seamlessly as you would from a Mobile phone / smartphone. Again; I am forced to consider the over expenses that would occur, and now you are bombed with a Cellphone bill and data charges. This is not to mention; if you have something like, say an iPad; there are data charges for that as well. Involving a camera into an already twisted web of expenses would have to seem to any financially conscious person as very impractical.
Sure there was a great deal of effort and imagination placed into something like the Samsung Galaxy Camera, but this I must say is about 5 years too late! I am sure that for many people with iPhone 5 in hand would not be so rushed to want to bare themselves down carrying a camera into a party as well. This was a good try for Samsung, and I’m sure it may sell a few units, but it simply just doesn’t make sense for people now a day.
Check out the Phone Arena video hands on look at the Samsung Galaxy Camera.