When Samsung announced their Galaxy Camera earlier this year at IFA with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a massive 4.8-inch AMOLED display many were wondering what carrier would snag it first. Just yesterday we reported it was headed to AT&T with HSPA+ on board and today it has been confirmed. AT&T and Samsung have just announced the Galaxy Camera will be AT&T’s first 4G shooter.
Shoot first, enjoy Android second is what we have here. Samsung’s done a great job offering some of the quality specs of their impressive Galaxy S III into a camera, then tossed a 16 megapixel lens on there to do all the heavy lifting. The FCC reports from yesterday only stated 3G and 4G HSPA+, with no LTE on board, and today AT&T has seemingly confirmed that.
The press release simply states “4G connected camera” but doesn’t mention 4G LTE anywhere. If you’re shooting full 1080p video or 16 megapixel images you’d like to have 4G LTE to upload those pictures and videos, but I guess they’ve decided against that route. The Samsung Galaxy Camera specs include the 16 MP BSI sensor mentioned above, 21x optical zoom, and of course runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other specs include a 1280x720p HD 4.8-inch display, Samsung’s quad-core Exynos processor at 1 GHz, and of course we now have AT&T 4G HSPA+ speeds on board.
You’ll want to check out our hands-on coverage here, as well as the video above. AT&T and Samsung didn’t reveal full pricing or release dates — or how you’ll be paying for that 4G data on the camera. We have a feeling they’ll add it to their shared data plans for $5 or $10 extra a month, but can’t confirm that at this time. AT&T says the Samsung Galaxy Camera will be available “in the coming weeks” so stay tuned for additional details.[device id=3366]