Last year, we heard about the Galaxy Camera, a point-and-shoot camera by Samsung which runs on Android 4.1 customized with Touchwiz UI. The only problem with the camera was that only a 3G/4G version of it was available which meant higher prices, lower battery life and lack of usability in a lot of areas around the world.

These issues are set to be solved now with the Wifi version of the camera which will be available later this month. The camera will cost $449 which is not that far from the $499 that the 4G version of the camera costs currently, but will nevertheless come with some benefits.

It should be released worldwide later this year.

In case you’ve forgotten, the Galaxy camera comes with 4.8 inch HD screen, 16mp camera with Xenon Flash, Full HD video recording, quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. It sure is quite big by today’s point-and-shoot standards with dimensions of 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm and you can find a better DSLR of the same size and with a better price tag without the bells and whistles of Samsung’s product but if Android is a must, this is the best that you can get as of now.

The Galaxy Camera can be bought online easily with a price tag of around Rs. 40K.

Here are the specs of the gadget:

  • 16.3 mp back camera with pop-up Xenon Flash
  • 21X Optical Zoom and Optical Image stabilization
  • Full HD 1080p video recording at 30fps, 720p video at 30 or 60fps
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz UI
  • 19.1mm thick weighing in at 300g
  • 4.8 inch HD touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.4 Ghz quad-core processor Cortex A9 processor
  • 1GB RAM with 4GB expandable internal storage
  • 3G sim card slot for SMS and MMS (but calls aren’t supported)
  • 1650 mAh battery
  • Wifi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0
  • Available in White, Black, Pink and Orange flavors
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