Following a flurry of Galaxy S4 Zoom leaks, we began to question whether Samsung was releasing an actual camera phone, or a successor to the Galaxy Camera. However, it looks as if Samsung is taking the connected camera seriously this year, as it appears to be gearing up to release both a Galaxy S4 Zoom and a successor to the Galaxy Camera.
TechTastic spotted a trio of photographs that appeared on Google Plus, which seem to reveal the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. The model number for the camera that took the photographs is EK-GN120, which could be a successor to the Galaxy Camera, which has model number of EK-GC100.
The photographs also revealed that the Galaxy Camera 2 will feature a 20.2-megapixel shooter, which is the same as the camera used on the Samsung NX300. This looks to be an upgrade from the original Galaxy Camera’s 16.2-megapixel camera, but we don’t know a whole lot else about the device.
If it does follow the Galaxy Camera’s suit, the device will be running Android and will be another attempt at the connected camera.
A connected camera is a device that has at least Wi-Fi connectivity (the original Galaxy Camera also came in a 3G variant), and allows you to upload photos directly to the cloud or your favourite social network.
When we reviewed the original Galaxy Camera we found it to be a decent attempt at a smart camera, but we found its battery life and low light capabilities to be a bit lacking.
Samsung does have an event scheduled for June 20 in London, so we may very well see the new camera then. Alternatively, we could see it appear at IFA in Berlin, Germany, the same event where its predecessor was unveiled at last year. Remember, there is nothing official yet, so don’t get your hopes up even though it appears as if a Galaxy Camera 2 is coming!
Are you sold on the whole connected camera idea?