In a world besotted by smartphones that offer improved picture quality with each new device that is launched in the market Samsung’s Galaxy Camera more than held its ground by becoming one of the award winning gadgets. Enthused by the response, Samsung introduced the next generation of Galaxy Camera, i.e., Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 on January 2nd, 2014.
Similarities with the predecessor include a HD screen of 4.8 inches. This is a touch screen. The backside camera is 16 megapixels with illuminated sensor. Likewise, the lens in this is a wide angle 21x zoom lens.
Externally, the slim and sleek device is covered with leatherette that has striking metal trimming. Together these two features seem to emphasize with vengeance the fact that the device is a camera and not a smartphone. The device also has an NFC above the Wi-Fi. This feature enables it to communicate with other near field communication enabled gadgets. Battery pack in this device is also considerably larger. New features include novel types of shooting modes. People can take self pictures and even videos by increasing or decreasing the speed at which the videos frames are exposed.
The device runs on Android 4.3 OS, i.e., Jellybean. Therefore, it is capable of all that any smartphone with Android 4.3 OS can do. RAM of 2 GB and a quad-core processor of 1.6GHz speed allow device users to make optimal use of Android 4.3 OS’s features.
It is strange that Samsung should have chosen to improve upon this product at this stage. This is because there is stiff competition in smartphones market. Smartphones do seem to be comprehensive devices and are likely to be around for several decades now like television sets. Cameras would be soon finding their way into history and this one would also find a place in it.