AT&T to Offer Samsung Galaxy 4G Connected P&S Camera with Android Platform

Sections: Cameras for Beginners, Photo Apps, Point and Shoot, Sharing

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Samsung--Galaxy-CameraSamsung Galaxy camera combines photography and AT&T 4G wireless connectivity for sharing across devices and with social media. Samsung Telecommunications America and AT&T announced the Samsung Galaxy camera, which combines photography with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and AT&T 4G mobile Internet connectivity. The point-and-shoot camera offers a familiar, intuitive user interface and access to Android applications from the Google Play market.

The camera is being touted as “a perfect fit for those who wish to shoot, edit and share brilliant photographs and video easily and quickly without connecting to a laptop or PC.” It features a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD, a 21x optical zoom lens and a 16 megapixel BSI (backside illuminated) CMOS sensor for shooting images close up and in low light.

Powered by a quad-core 1GHz processor, the camera includes such features as Smart Pro Mode technology, which allows users to toggle through a series of preset options to simplify the processes for taking professional-level images.

“Wirelessly enabling Samsung’s Galaxy camera will create a significant shift in how consumers share and communicate with photos and videos,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, 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.”

In addition to being able to share to social networks and cloud services on the go, consumers can harness the connectivity of AT&T’s wireless network to share images and videos between a Galaxy camera and a range of Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.

Other key content-sharing features, first introduced with the Galaxy S III, include AllShare Play, which locates Samsung HDTVs, laptops and other devices on the same Wi-Fi network that are ready to receive photo and video files. Users can remotely access files from the Galaxy camera with other devices on their home network like a PC or Samsung Smart TV. With Share Shot, the camera will automatically send still images it captures to Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note devices up to 200 feet away. And with Buddy Photo Share, the camera will automatically tag faces of existing device contacts in photos making it easy to share with them.

Pricing for Samsung’s Galaxy camera will be announced when it goes on sale in the coming weeks.

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