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Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Camera at its "Unpacked" event earlier today.
This is the first Android-powered point and shooter to be released by the company, who hopes to elevate the experience of photography with this new hybrid device.
The camera has the ability to connect to WiFi/3G/4G (HSPA+) networks and does a great job at integrating Android into itself, according to 9to5 Google who spent some time with the new device.
"We were able to get some hands-on time with the device and were quite impressed.. to say the least," wrote the site. "Put simply, the Galaxy Camera is everything you love about an Android device in a quality point-and-shoot camera (minus voice calling)."
Other specifications on the Galaxy Camera include a 21x Optical Zoom and 23mm wide angle, 16M BSI CMOS, auto cloud back-up, and a battery capable of lasting for 7 hours.
The device can also automatically backup photos to the cloud instantly after they are captured. It builds on the same Share Shot feature available on the Galaxy S3 and can connect wirelessly to other Galaxy Cameras and smartphones to share content.
The main camera features various auto-shoot modes such as casual, Smart Pro, and expert for adjusting detailed settings. The device also has the ability to create smart folders, tag faces, and search for photos and video.
Samsung did not announce when it would release the Galaxy Camera, but it would make sense for the company to have it out before the holiday shopping season begins.
The company also unveiled the Galaxy Note 2 at today's event and announced its launch for the beginning of October.
The smartphone-tablet hybrid comes with Android 4.1, JellyBean pre-installed and features a 5.5-inch display and a quad-core 1.6GHz processor.