Galaxy Camera 2 Announced with 16MP sensor, 21x Optical Zoom


 Galaxy Camera 2

Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 goes official a few days ahead Consumer Electronics Show 2014 debut in Las Vegas.

Samsung announced finally the successor to the original Galaxy Camera, which it really deserved: the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, which is marketed as a really powerful upgrade to the already stellar product.

The Galaxy Camera 2 is probably going to be one of Samsung’s devices of choice to be featured at CES 2014. What sets it apart from the regular cameras is the same thing it did the job with the old Galaxy Camera: the Android operating system. This one runs on Android 4.3 Jellybean and is powered by an upgraded 1.6GHz quad-core processor (we bet it’s Exynos). The display hasn’t changed; its the same 4.8-inch Super LCD panel of HD resolution. Now, let’s mention the real things that complement a camera. Its sensor is of great size – 16MP BSI CMOS, with 21x optical zoom. That, accompanied with camera software, should be the perfect match that should create great-looking pictures, unparalleled by any smartphone. To make things even sweeter, Samsung offers nifty features like Tag & Go, Mobile Link, Photo Beam and more, that are explained in more details in Samsung’s press conference.

The rest of the features that make the Galaxy Camera 2 what it is include 2GB RAM, 8GB storage (2.8GB usable) and a microSD card slot. But that doesn’t stop there: Samsung offers free 50GB worth of Dropbox storage for up to 2 years, which should clear any worries of not having enough memory. The connectivity features include WiFi support, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 etc.

The availability and pricing of the Galaxy Camera 2 will be further discussed.