We told you some time back that Samsung were going to release a more price conscious version of their popular GALAXY Camera, which did away with 3G. Well this WiFi only model is to start shipping next month, which could leave some consumers with a bit of a dilemma.
We say this because all the other specs stay the same, which makes the device now 6 months old already. This model is only $50 cheaper, but you do not have to sign into a contract, so this could be the perfect time to get your hands on the GALAXY Camera.
However, some of you may wonder why they would want to do so when the Samsung GALAXY Camera 2 is expected to be announced in August, with an expected released date for October – well if the South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer follows what they did last year.
As for the camera itself, it’s had a mixed reaction, as some people believe the screen is a little larger and so consumes too much battery power. Although for the most part the GALAXY Camera has been well received and so we have been anticipating what Samsung will bring to the market later this year.
The current model is a little thick so one would presume the sequel will be thinner. Then there is the performance, because for a thick camera it’s not as fast as you would imagine, again Samsung should resolve this issue the next time around.
There have been several rumors regarding the next-generation GALAXY Camera coming with interchangeable lenses, and so the recent news that Samsung could soon release the GALAXY NX range seems to back those claims up. However, we have to wonder if the target audience would actually want such a feature?
Putting that idea to the side, Samsung will need to make other changes, such as a better sensor and up to 30x optical zoom, although the latter may be a little tough if Samsung were to make the GALAXY Camera 2 slightly thinner. Finally we’d love to see voice control added as well, but what else would you like to see improved on the next version?