Samsung has announced a WiFi only version of the Galaxy Camera for those of us who aren’t particularly interested in having cellular connectivity on our camera. The new version is similar to the original Galaxy Camera except for the cellular connectivity. The original was announced back at IFA, Berlin last August and was released in India in January for Rs 29,900. Samsung rolled out the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Camera earlier this year.
Dubbed the EK-GC110, the Galaxy Camera features a 17 Megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor that can capture images at 16.3 MP resolution. It offers 21x optical zoom and packs a 4.8-inch, 1280 x 720 pixels display. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.1. Additionally it comes with 8GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD. On the connectivity front, it packs WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT 40, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/GLONASS.
The original camera was liked by most of the reviewers, however it was criticized for simply being a too expensive Point and Shoot. At Rs 29,900 one can find entry level DSLRs that offer better picture quality. Samsung hasn’t revealed the pricing or the availability of the WiFi only version, but we expect it to be considerably cheaper than the original offering.