Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of the WiFi-only Galaxy Camera dubbed as the EK-GC110. Though pricing details are yet to be announced, it is expected to be priced lower than the original EK-GC100 model, which offered HSPA+ connectivity as well.
Like the original Galaxy Camera, this new WiFi-only Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS and includes dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity. This Galaxy WiFi version camera has all of the innovative and practical features that the earlier Galaxy Camera offers but without a 3G/4G connection. This makes the Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi) more affordable for a user who does not need the always-connected benefit of the Galaxy Camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera features a 16.3-megapixel sensor with a f/2.8 aperture and 23mm-480mm lens that has 21x of optical zoom.The camera is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, as found in the Galaxy S III smartphone. It features a 4.8-inch S-LCD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The camera also supports 3G connectivity via a micro-SIM but does not have calling features.
The camera comes with 8GB of internal storage, 32GB of expandable memory with microSD support. Connectivity options include 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps), HDMI 1.4, WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The camera also has 1,650 mAh battery that the company claims can last up to seven hours. This Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1, which enables the user to run virtually any Android app on this camera.
The GALAXY Camera (Wi-Fi) comes preloaded with photo and video editing tools – Photo Wizard and Video Editor. Users can also install apps and games on the device from Google Play.