One of the biggest Android surprises of the year was the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the first Android-powered digital camera by the Korean manufacturer. Save for the inability to make phone calls out of the box, the Galaxy Camera marries the best features of a high-end Android smartphone with and a top-of-the-line point-and-shoot camera.

If you’ve been waiting for the connected camera to come to the UK, you’re just in luck. Samsung has announced that it will be launching the Galaxy Camera this week.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera will be available for purchase at the Samsung Brand Store on November 7, starting from 5pm. The phone and camera hybrid will then hit high street stores and online retailers the following day, a list that includes Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and Jessops.

Pricing for the Galaxy Camera starts at £399. Although we saw the device wearing pink and orange outfits before, only the black and white variants will be offered.

As a refresher, Samsung’s multi-talented camera packs a 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor and a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch display. It also boasts 8GB internal storage, microSDXC support, HDMI, WiFi, 3G/LTE radio, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 1,650mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

As for the camera bits, the Galaxy Camera is equipped with a 16.3MP BSI sensor and a 23mm F/2.8 lens with 21x optical zoom. Like its Galaxy cousins, owners of the camera will get a free 50GB Dropbox cloud storage.

As for folks in the U.S., the Samsung Galaxy Camera has been picked up by AT&T, though the pricing and release date details were left out from the press release – saying only it’ll be out “in the coming weeks”. But this was back in early October. In the meantime, you can always watch our Galaxy Camera hands-on video again.

Are you impressed by the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Camera? Planning to get the Jelly Bean camera when it’s out?



Samsung brand store customers to get new connected camera from 5pm on November 7th

5th November 2012, London, UK – Samsung Electronics has today announced the Galaxy Camera will be available across the UK from November 8th. Samsung brand store customers will get the opportunity to buy it earlier, from 5pm on November 7th. First seen in Berlin at IFA 2012 in August, the new connected camera combines high performance photography with the cutting-edge design of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone range.


Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications & Networks Division, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The initial response to the Galaxy Camera has been amazing and we are really looking forward to offering our customers a completely new type of digital photography device. The Galaxy Camera is a fantastic example of our continued passion for innovation and we are excited to be evolving our Galaxy range even further.”

The Samsung Galaxy Camera features a 21x optical zoom lens, the latest Android OS (4.1 Jelly Bean) and 3G connectivity so it’s possible to go online and share photos with friends and family anytime anywhere. Plus photographs and videos can be edited and shared easily and spontaneously wherever you are.

A 21x optical touch zoom lens and super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor means it’s possible to take high quality pictures with the Galaxy Camera and its ‘Smart Pro’ technology guarantees the end result is a professional-looking, stunning shot every time. The Galaxy Camera’s 16-Megapixel 1/2.3” BSI CMOS sensor makes sure that every image is captured in brilliant colour and resolution, and even wide-angle shots are possible thanks to the 23mm aperture lens. With the world’s largest and most vivid camera display – a 121.2mm HD Super Clear Touch Display – photographs are always crystal clear.

The Galaxy Camera will be available exclusively at the Samsung Brand Store with champagne and canapés on offer from 5pm on November 7th and it will then hit a range of high street stores and online retailers including Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4u and Jessops on November 8th.