Samsung Galaxy Camera

Ever think to yourself "Boy, I sure wish this Android-powered camera had access to AT&T's network?" Well, your prayers have been answered, as AT&T will carry the Samsung Galaxy Camera, and will give it access to its HSPA+ "4G" network.

The Galaxy Camera, as you'll recall from our coverage of it last month at the IFA conference in Berlin (see our hands-on), is Samsung's first entry into the Android-powered camera market. It's got a 16-megapixel sensor with backside illumination, a 21x optical zoom lens (f/2.8 and 23mm) -- all powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 1 GHz quad-core processor.

The AT&T connectivity isn't that much of a surprise here -- the frequencies have been been in the Galaxy Camera specs since its announcement.

Price and availability for the camera were not announced. (Shocking, we know.) Neither was data pricing announced, though we'd expect it to fall within AT&T's shared data plans. We have, however, confirmed that the camera's Wifi remains intact, so there's that.

Source: AT&T

 

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AT&T to carry the Samsung Galaxy Camera, give it HSPA+ love

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It's a CAMERA! There's NO WAY I want ANY data plan or carrier specific BS attached to it. If it's Android OS, fine - that means I can use WiFi and dump pics up to the internet in various ways, but not cellular. No way.

ITSATRAP...

Its one more way for AT&T to drag you kicking and screaming into their shared data plans.

No telling what kind of shenanigans AT&T will impose on this camera or its specs.

Hay, AT&T: Just let us tether within our plan and get the hell out of the way.

honestly, that's not a horrible idea. Internet connected devices such as this need to be kept simple, they should be meant to enhance your device, not add ridiculous features.