Samsung Galaxy Camera with 4G LTE headed to Verizon Dec. 13

After the cat was let out of the bag via Samsung’s official site (among other leaks), Verizon has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Camera will be available starting December 13th. The camera, which will take advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network (a first for the Samsung internet-connected point-and-shoot), will retail for $549.99. For $5 a month, subscribers can add the Galaxy Camera to their Share Everything plan.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera is an Android 4.1 device with a 16MP lens and 21x optical zoom. It features a 4.8-inch Super Clear LCD touch display and quad-core Exynos processing. Consider like any other high-end Galaxy device minus the ability to place calls (through traditional means, anyway). The Galaxy Camera is currently available in the US from AT&T and can also be found in the UK. Verizon will carry the camera in two color schemes, white and an exclusive Cobalt Black.

4G LTE Connectivity: Beyond Smartphones and Tablets

Connected devices are a new way to think about wireless beyond smartphones and tablets.

Having your smartphone or tablet connected to 4G LTE means you’re constantly ready and one step ahead. When a great idea comes to you, there’s no need to wait, you can save it as a note on your smartphone, e-mail it to a friend or share with the world if you’d like.

Now, innovative technology is bringing 4G LTE connectivity to other kinds of personal devices you use, such as the camera. Available online starting Dec. 13, Verizon Wireless will offer the Samsung Galaxy Camera™, the first 4G LTE camera in the world. With Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean, high performance photography, and Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the Galaxy Camera allows users to shoot, enjoy, edit and share high quality images and video.

Social media enthusiasts will be able to connect to their accounts through their camera and upload pictures and videos of outings, concerts and parties as they happen. Shutterbugs and bloggers who post images on their sites will be able to upload photos over 4G LTE instead of waiting to use their computers at home.

The Galaxy Camera features a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touch screen and runs Android Jelly Bean, so users have full access to Android apps from the Google Play store like Instagram.

This is all combined with other high quality features such as a 16-megapixel lens, 21x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization for clearer pictures even while moving.

The Galaxy Camera will be available for $549.99 and come in two colors, Cobalt Black, exclusive to Verizon Wireless, and White. Innovative technology needs an innovative plan. Users will be able to add the Samsung Galaxy Camera to their Share Everything account for the promotional price of $5 per month.

Samsung and Galaxy Camera are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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  • Alexander H

    Two Verizon exclusives: High Price and Black Color….like the color of their books.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    In my opinion, this is beyond asinine. A real photographer will not be needing an LTE connected camera. This is a gimmick, just like the snuggie, shake weight, etc.
    This is just an extra expensive gimmick.

  • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

    I’d like to see a WiFi only version for about $350 and I’d be on board. Need to replace my three year old Kodak point & shoot.

  • veccster

    I agree with Van…bring out a WiFi version for cheaper. Also, I’d be happy with a great camera add on for my phone. Maybe a separate camera that connects with a micro usb to upload the pictures. I can edit and share on my phone.

    Personal point and shoot cameras are on their way out anyway. Find a way to put a solid lens and processor in my phone…