Samsung’s newest device, the Galaxy Camera, puts the camera first and the phone second. You won’t be able to make traditional calls or send text messages from it, but since it will ship with Android’s Jelly Bean, anything in Google Play store is up for grabs.
In fact, it has all the makings of a smartphone thanks to the 4.8-inch touchscreen, 1.4Ghz quad-core processor, and options for 3G or 4G connectivity, in addition to WiFi. The camera itself is a is rather unremarkable, a 16-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, but it should put out some terrific photos, whether the subject is shot in dark or light.
The lens, though, can zoom to 21x optical and at its shortest is a wide-angle 23mm equivalent. That is awe inspiring by itself, but even more amazing since it can instantly post photos to any where your heart desires: Instagram, Facebook, etc.
Its release date has not been announced.