Samsung’s Galaxy Camera is what you get when you cross an Android smartphone with a camera. It has a 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software, and a 4.8 inch touchscreen display. It also has a 21x optical zoom and a 16MP image sensor.
AT&T has announced it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Camera on November 16th. The AT&T model will feature HSPA+ support, letting you upload images to Facebook or Flickr from anywhere.
That’s the good news. The less good news is that AT&T will charge $499.99 for the camera. There’s no discount for signing up for a data plan.
You can save $100 if you buy a phone and the camera at the same time. AT&T is offering a limited time deal where you can get $100 off a “connected Samsung device” when you buy a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. That deal extends to the Galaxy Camera, and could drop the price to $399.99.
Or you could just buy a decent point-and-shoot camera for around $200 and wait until you get to your computer to upload photos, just like you’ve probably been doing for years.