Samsung Galaxy Camera For Verizon Announced, $550 With LTE

We knew this day was coming. After a Galaxy Camera with Verizon LTE bands went through the FCC and Samsung put it up on their site, it was fairly obvious that they would announce it soon. Well today, Samsung and Verizon announced the Samsung Galaxy Camera, running on Verizon’s massive 4G LTE network.

Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Camera remains essentially identical to the AT&T model, aside from radios. It has the same quad core processor, 4.8″ Super Clear LCD touch screen, Jelly Bean, 16MP sensor, and 21x zoom lens. It’s the same camera but with LTE over HSPA+. We’re not sure how that will affect battery life, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Verizon will have a white model and an exclusive Cobalt Black model, as shown above. Unfortunately, with the addition of LTE, the Verizon Galaxy Camera will cost you $549.99, a whole $50 more than the AT&T variant. Fortunately, you’ll only have to pay an extra $5 (promotional price) per month for data if you have a Share Everything plan. The device will be available on December 13th, so you can pick one up then. Will any of you guys buy one?

Press release:

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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