we never get a chance to review the GALAXY Camera, though we did had a fleeting moment or two (or maybe, more than a fleeting moment) with it to conclude that there is too much lack to our liking. based on the spec sheet of this successor, the aptly dubbed Samsung GALAXY Camera 2, it will hopefully be much faster. running on Android 4.3 OS, the new GALAXY Camera boasts a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor and a delightful 21x optical zoom capability. this new iteration now has a faster processor, a 1.6GHz quad-core chip with 2GB of system RAM to go about executing the chores. there’s an 8GB onboard storage, expandable via microSD slot which supports up to 64GB, but if that wasn’t enough there is the pre-loaded Dropbox app which will provide 50GB of free cloud storage for up to two years.
other features include a high capacity lithium-ion battery with 2,000 mAh of juice, built-in WiFi, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, NFC, ISO of up 3,200, a huge 4.8-inch HD touch LCD display, built-in pop-up Xenon Flash, and the usual bunch of sensors. with this device, you will also be treated to a slew (28, to be exact) of smart modes for your creative imaging needs and of course, access to Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON, S Voice and more, plus the obligatory Google suite of services. now wait, are we still talking about camera? yes, we are. the line between a camera and a smartphone is blurring, don’t you think? we would think so. the only thing that it lacks are SIM card slot and 3G/4G radios. before any news about the Samsung GALAXY Camera 2’s pricing and availability, it will make its way to Samsung’s CES booth (#12004) next week, in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. in the mean time, we invite to check out a few more product views in the image gallery below.