AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Camera to cost $499.99, launching on November 16th

104

For those looking for a device that's a camera first and smartphone second, AT&T has just announced that the 4G-connected Samsung Galaxy Camera will be available starting November 16th for $499.99 without a contract. That price is significantly less than the £399.99 that customers in the UK need to pay and the lack of a 2-year contract is also a boon, but actually using the cellular radio inside will still require a data plan. The cheapest option would likely be as an add-on to AT&T's Mobile Share plan at $10 a month (not unlike how the company deals with tablets now), and AT&T is hoping to offset that cost with a $100 discount on the camera if purchased in conjunction with an on-contract Galaxy smartphone. Whichever way you game out the pricing, you'll still be paying a premium to get a cellular-connected, Android-powered camera instead of a more traditional point-and-shoot.

AT&T is selling the same model that Samsung is selling internationally, with a quad-core 1.4GHz processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The camera includes a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD display, a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, and a 21x optical zoom lens. One last spec: the "4G" label AT&T is appending refers to its HSPA+ network, not LTE.

More from The Verge

Back to top ^
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5345_tracker