KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung has made its first pre-CES announcement, which hails the arrival of its Galaxy Camera 2.
The Galaxy Camera 2 is the sequel to Samsung's first Android powered camera device, and according to the firm it is much better.
Improving on its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a quad-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2,000mAh battery, Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system and 8GB of internal storage, although Samsung said that only 2.8GB of this will be accessible by the user. It's also lighter than the original, tipping the scales at 283g compared to 300g.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will still use the same 16.3MP BSI CMOS sensor with 21x optical zoom, and full HD video is available, although there's no option for shooting at 4K resolution.
Simon Stanford, VP of the IM division at Samsung UK said, "Consumers love the Galaxy Camera and this next generation version is designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience.
"The result is a more powerful and portable device, which continues to embrace the public's passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality.
"We are dedicated to making it easier for more people to achieve great results and with the Galaxy Camera 2's host of creative features, anyone can capture standout images."
Samsung has not yet announced pricing and release date details, but we'll likely hear more at CES next week. µ