Long gone are the days of waiting for a photo to be developed in a darkroom before taking the one and only physical copy to show others. On Nov 28, Samsung Malaysia Electronics launched the Galaxy Camera, a camera that definitely does not believe in waiting.
Samsung’s Galaxy Camera hits local shores
A camera with smartphone-like features, running on the Android 4.1 Jellybean, the Galaxy Camera comes with numerous shot functions, built-in Wifi, a slot for a micro-SIM card, and social media apps like Facebook and Instagram for instant-sharing just seconds after the shot gets taken. Once pictures are snapped they can also be edited on the camera´s 4.8″ HD Super Clear Touch Display and uploaded immediately via social media network apps. As it runs on Android, expect more apps to make its way to the camera expanding its usability. Calling it a ´Connected Camera´, Kwon Jae Hoon the Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia says that the Galaxy Camera will give users a way to share photos with their friends and family with just the one device, connecting people instantly. “The era of the Connected Camera begins now,” he added. Samsung´s data partner, Maxis Bhd, will be offering Malaysian consumers a free Hotlink Broadband SIM Pack for the first 5,000 cameras. Activation of the SIM with a RM30 top up will get customers 2GB of data, 25GB Loker personal cloud storage spage, and a one-year SIM validity period. The Samsung Galaxy Camera is available at all authorized Samsung retailers for RM1,899, while the Hotlink SIM offer will be available at selected Samsung retailers. The offer can also be found at Maxis Centres in KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, and Gardens Mid Valley.