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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Announced!

This year’s much-anticipated CES is just around the corner, but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from announcing their upcoming products ahead of the event.

Just now, Samsung announced via their official press page the successor to their Android-powered camera, the aptly named Samsung Galaxy Camera. Its successor, the uninspiringly-named Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, has specs that seem to be similar to its predecessor in some ways, but you do see where the improvements lie.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Specs

  • 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS with OIS
  • 21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8(W) ~ 5.9(T)
  • 4.8″ (121.2mm), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 1.6 GHz Quad-Core
  • 2.0 GB of RAM, 8GB ROM, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
  • JPEG format, Full HD videos (AVI, MP4/3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM)
  • Built-in Pop-up Xenon Flash
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283g

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Other than that, it comes with Samsung’s own photo and video apps and features, such as 28 Smart Modes (one of which is the new Selfie Alarm, which I think would be used often) and a Multi Motion Video feature that would enable you to set the speed at which the video can be recorded. The higher battery capacity is a Godsend, since stamina is one of the caveats of its predecessor. Samsung didn’t state what kind of processor it’s using but I’m willing to bet it’s an Exynos.

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Other than that, Samsung opted to be tight lipped about everything else. They need something to reserve for the upcoming CES. In fact, the press release stated as such. So, things like pricing and availability may be revealed there. so for now, all we can do is to stay tuned.

[Sources: Androidandme, Samsung Press]

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