Folks in the UK will be able to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Camera starting today because retailers like Clove and Expansys have made them available for purchase. This device isn’t a phone — bummer, I know — but Samsung has positioned it as the first mainstream point and shoot camera to run Android (Jelly Bean, in case you were wondering).
The specs do rival top-line smartphones, however, as it houses a 1.4GHz quad-core chipset, 1GB of RAM, a 4.8 inch 1280×720 display, 8GB of internal storage with expansion options, HDMI-out and more. It will be compatible with HSPA-enabled networks in case you don’t want to be limited to WiFi-only access.
But that’s not what you’re here for — the most important thing is that camera sensor that looks oh, so awesome. It’s a 16MP sensor that has 21x optical zoom and a pop-up Xenon flash. While some might say the price of this camera is not worth the performance it delivers compared to traditional point-and-shoot cameras in the same price range.
Speaking of price, it’ll come in starting at £399.00 for one, and that doesn’t come with a leather rope tethering you to a two-year contract. The device is available in both black and white, though we understand that black units at some places might not be immediately available for consumption. Expect it to begin shipping November 12th via Clove and around November 18th from Expansys.