Earlier this year in February, Samsung announced that they are working on a Wi-Fi only Galaxy Camera that packs all the original Galaxy Camera goodies under the hood, such as a 16.3MP CMOS sensor, 21x optical zoom with image stabilizer, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.1, and it looks like the Camera is finally here, in the U.S. at least. The company recently announced the arrival of the Wi-Fi only Galaxy Camera in the States for USD449.99.
I’m personally looking forward to the arrival of the device in Malaysia, when we got our hands on a review unit, it wasn’t the perfect camera, but its limits are endless thanks to its operating system. The 1,650mAh battery is a bit of a disappointment so the removal of 3G connectivity should improve the battery life, plus, I don’t really see the need of 3G connectivity and getting a whole new SIM card for it, when you can simply tether the internet off your smartphone when you want to upload some pictures.
Unfortunately though, if you were hoping for a major price dip, the original Galaxy Camera retailed at USD$500 at launch, so this unit is only USD$50 more affordable. Moreover, our local telco, Celcom, provides a subsidy when you sign up for a data plan. Would you get the Galaxy Camera if it’s slightly cheaper but lacks 3G connectivity?