Samsung has launched its Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)-powered Galaxy Camera in India at Rs 29,900. The company has teamed up with Airtel to offer 1GB of free monthly data for two months, along with a extra battery that comes free with this 16MP camera.
The new Galaxy Camera has a 4.8-inch touchscreen and is compatible with all the apps available on Google Play marketplace. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and boasts of a 1,650mAh battery. The gadget supports sim-card for 3G connectivity and can also access the internet over Wi-Fi.
Samsung Galaxy Camera has a BSI CMOS sensor and has digital and optical zoom of 21x each. The company has included features like optical image stabilisation and auto-focus (centre, multi and Face Detection) in this gadget. Some of the unique features of this camera are Instagram, Paper Artist, Dropbox, Photo Wizard, Video Editor, AllShare Play, S-Suggest and S-Voice.
The only other camera with Android in the market is Nikon S800c, which costs Rs 20,950 in the country, approximately Rs 9,000 less than Samsung's gadget.
The South Korean manufacturer had begun taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Camera earlier this month at Rs 3,000, while the rest of the sum was to be paid within three days of its launch. The South Korean manufacturer is giving a 16GB microSD card for free with the device to those who pre-ordered the device on its website and pay the full amount within the next three days. The company is not offering Cash on Delivery option for the Galaxy Camera.
Samsung India will send emails to those who booked it in advance, notifying them of its availability. Those who do not make the full payment for the device within three days of its launch will not be entitled to the free 16GB microSD card. Also, the users who do not pay the full amount within 15 days of official launch will have to forfeit their Rs 3,000 pre-booking amount.
Display: 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touchscreen with 308 ppi pixel density;
Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean);
Sensor: 16.3MP (effective) 1/2.3" BSI CMOS;
Lens: F2.8, 23 mm, 21x super long zoom;
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200;
Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core processor;
Memory: 8GB on-board, microSDSC, microSDHC, microSDXC memory slots;
Capture modes: Macro, Rich Tone, Action Freeze, Waterfall Trace, Light Trace, Beautiful Sunset, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Silhouette, Vivid Fireworks;
Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, Bluetooth 4.0;
Battery: 1,650 mAh;
Misc: Share shot, Auto Cloud Back-up, Smart Content Manager, Photo Wizard, Movie Wizard, Voice Control, Slow Motion Video, S Planner, S Suggest