Samsung first announced its second-generation Galaxy Camera almost two months ago, and although it told us everything there is to know about its specifications, it left out a price tag and a release date. But just as we were beginning to think the South Korean company may have quietly given up on the device, it has issued a press release to confirm the missing details.
The Galaxy Camera 2 will go on sale in mid-March, priced at $449.99. The specifications remain the same as those announced last month:
16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
21x optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
1.6GHz quad-core processor
2GB of RAM
4.8-inch HD Super Clear Touch LCD display
8GB of internal storage
microSD card slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Samsung hasn’t confirmed the availability of a cellular model yet, so as things stand, the Galaxy Camera 2 will rely on Wi-Fi only. The device will be powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Samsung’s trademark TouchWiz user interface, which offers 28 “SMART” shooting modes.