Don’t call it a smartphone, although the specs sure hint that it could double as one. Today the Samsung Galaxy Camera running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is available online and in stores from those folks over at AT&T. Yup this camera runs Android, has AT&T HSPA+ radios under the hood, and packs a 4.8-inch 720p HD display to enjoy all those photos and videos right on the device.

If you’re interested in this device you probably know plenty about it already. For those that don’t you’ll want to check out our Galaxy Camera announcement post. Not only do we have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but this rocks a 16.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and an impressive 21x optical zoom. Not to mention having specs nearly the same as the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Those include a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720p HD display, Samsung’s 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage for a few quick photos. Then of course the micro-SD slot lets you expand storage and even supports SDXC for even more storage. Obviously being available from AT&T it also supports HSPA+ radios as well as 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and more. This is essentially a phone with a camera attached, that doesn’t actually make calls.

For a better look at what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Camera, check out our hands-on and unboxing from yesterday. Obviously data plans are required, or you can opt to use your own AT&T SIM should you already use the carrier. This smart camera is available starting today from AT&T in stores for $499. Stay tuned for our full review of this camera running Android later next week.

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  1. This is available from AT&T only if you have the patience to navigate through a maze of ignorant AT&T retail store employees and a broken AT&T product distribution system. I walked into two stores on Friday (release day) and no one in the stores had even heard of the camera (and one store even had a banner up advertising it!). I called an 800 customer service # for AT&T and the lady I spoke with actually argued with me that AT&T sold no such device. I finally asked her to “google” it. Her response….”oh”. She eventually was able to tell me that I could order one from a retail store if I went in. Finally, I went to a store that located a unit at yet another store. When I arrived there, the salesman told me that he’d never heard of the camera either and didn’t even know they had were there. Long story short…what a joke AT&T is. If you want the camera, they’ll make you work for it.


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