New Delhi, November 23, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the world’s first truly connected camera, the Samsung GALAXY Camera in the Indian market.
The GALAXY Camera combines high performance photography features with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and the freedom of 3G/4G + Wi-Fi connectivity to create the world's first truly Connected Camera. The GALAXY Camera ushers in a new era of visual communications, allowing users to shoot, enjoy, edit and share high quality images and video from anywhere, at any time through a single device.
"Samsung is unique, in that it is the only company that can combine world class mobile and digital imaging technologies to create such an innovative product. The collabouration between Mobile and Digital imaging Business Units allowed Samsung to create the first Connected Camera, using technology like 3G. A Connected Camera gives users the total freedom to take vivid high quality pictures and videos wherever and whenever they wish and share them instantly through their favourite social networking sites or with family and friends without the restrictions of a conventional camera. The GALAXY Camera provides these luxuries and many more in a beautiful design and user interface." states Mr Asim Warsi, VP-Samsung Mobile.
What sets the GALAXY Camera apart as the first truly Connected Camera is 3G + Wi-Fi connectivity, opening users up to a world of near limitless sharing and smartphone like activities. Posting high quality images to your favourite social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and the pre-installed Instagram app has never been easier. The GALAXY Camera functions on Wi-Fi with Dual Band and Channel Bonding for extra speed. Simply shoot, enjoy, edit and share with the touch of a button.
The GALAXY Camera also delivers outstanding photography on the go which easily outperforms any smartphone camera available. Boasted by a 21x super long zoom lens and a super-bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor, the GALAXY Camera also features Samsung's 'Smart Mode' technology; a series of 15 default modes and settings that make professional-looking photography easy for anyone to achieve. No matter what the occasion, the GALAXY Camera's 'Smart Mode' delivers stunningly detailed images that make photography with the GALAXY Camera effortless and enjoyable.
Once captured, users can enjoy their images on the GALAXY Camera's 4.8" (121.2mm) HD Super Clear Touch Display. However, the GALAXY Camera's beautiful display can be used for more than just viewing. Users can quickly and easily make professional edits to their photos using the integrated 'Photo Wizard'; a comprehensive set of 35 photo editing tools powered by the GALAXY Camera's ultrafast quad-core processor. User can also use 'Paper Artist', an app that became popular on the GALAXY Note II, for quick and unique photo edits.
The GALAXY Camera ships with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), giving users access to over 600,000 apps currently available on Google Play. The Android OS also provides full browsing support and the ability to customise your camera to suit your creative needs.
"The GALAXY Camera brings together everything that is wonderful about photography on a dedicated camera, with the functionality and freedom of the leading smartphones. The GALAXY Camera marks a new era of the Connected Camera." states Mr Warsi. The Galaxy Camera is priced at Rs.29,900/-. It is being launched with a very attractive offer of 1GB Data free/month for 2 months from Airtel.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.