Samsung Galaxy Camera to be launched Nov. 16 for $499.99

Samsung has had huge sales success for the Galaxy S III, and sales of the new 5.5 inch Galaxy Note II have been solid as well. Today, AT&T announced that it will begin selling the next major smartphone from Samsung here in the US on November 16th.

AT&T's press release states that the Samsung Galaxy Camera will be available on that date for $499.99, which is the same with or without a data plan from AT&T. The device is a full Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) smartphone that has a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor. It also has a 16 megapixel camera which has a 21x optical zoom lens.

The press release adds:

Galaxy Camera includes powerful manual controls with its Expert Mode, which allows for manual setting of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Smart Mode gives amateurs the tools of the pros, with Rich Tone HDR mode, Light Trace for ‘light painting’ photos and features like Best Face and Best Photo, which help users pick the best shot.

The megapixel amount in the Galaxy Camera doesn't match that of the 41 MP that's on Nokia's 808 Pureview,  However, the fact that this new device has a full Android OS, with a powerful processor and a high end zoom lens, certainly makes it attractive for people who are tired of their current smartphone camera images and want something more.

People who purchase the Samsung Galaxy Camera from AT&T will also get five GB of free cloud storage space via the AT&T Locker service.

Source: AT&T press release | Image via Samsung

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