Samsung may be working on Android-based Galaxy S camera

Samsung already has a good interface for its point-and-shoot compact cameras. However, it appears that the brand is seeking to enhance it to a large extent. If a report by GSMArena is anything to go by, Samsung may be making an Android-based point-and-shoot digital camera expected to feature in the brand’s Galaxy S line-up of devices.

Samsung have recently unveiled its Galaxy Player 5.8 that runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. If the report by GSMArena holds true, then it will be another device that is not a smartphone or a tablet launched by the brand to run on the Android OS.
May be announced soon (Mock up image)
May be announced soon (Mock up image)

As per the report, an anonymous source has informed GSMArena that it will take design references from the Galaxy S III, and will be called the Galaxy S Camera. Keeping the design of the Galaxy S III in mind, this digital camera will feature a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display. As for the operating system used here, Samsung will load it with Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

The report states, “The Samsung Galaxy S camera is described as a Galaxy S III glued to the back of a point-and-shoot camera, with no physical buttons on the back. It is reportedly 1.5 to 2 times thicker than an S III, but that seems too little given the rumored 10x zoom. The camera will feature a 16MP sensor of unknown size, a pop-out Xenon flash and a curved right side to help with the ergonomics. The Galaxy S Camera will run on Ice Cream Sandwich and will come in Wi-Fi and 3G + Wi-Fi versions (only mobile data, no voice), which is reportedly being pitched to various carriers”.  The post ends by stating that the Samsung Galaxy S camera will be unveiled at this year’s IFA 2012 event scheduled to take place in the next few days.

It is also believed that Samsung will showcase the Galaxy Note 2 at the event and this handset will be the next major smartphone announcement from the brand after the Galaxy S III.

For those not in the know, the Galaxy Note 2 is the successor to the hugely popular Galaxy Note which debuted last year. Samsung has sold over 10 million units of the Galaxy Note and the next generation model is expected to feature much higher end specifications that its predecessor. [via Tech2]

Here is a quick look at some of the features expected to be found on the Galaxy Note 2:
  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 1280 x 720
  • 4G LTE, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
  • GPS possibly with GLONASS and A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth possible v4.0 with USB and hopefully USB-on-the-go
  • 8 megapixel AF/ Touchfocus camera with full HD video recording and playback
  • A front facing camera for video calls and chats
  • 16GB and 32GB versions, all with expandable support
  • MHL for AV out