By Stephen Schenck | December 27, 2013 12:23 PM
While 2012 brought us Samsung’s Android-running Galaxy Camera, so far 2013′s fallen short of delivering a proper follow-up. Sure, we got the Galaxy NX, but with its hefty price tag and positioning for more prosumer users, it didn’t quite fit the bill. Last month, however, an image turned up that seemed to be snapped by Samsung’s EK-GC200 – and the first Galaxy Camera was the EK-GC100. Now this apparent successor is showing its face again, as we catch it in an Indonesian regulatory database.
This guy managed to slip in under the radar a couple weeks back, and while we don’t specifically see the name “Galaxy Camera” it’s pretty clear what we’re dealing with; if the model number alone didn’t convince you, the entry here describes the device as a “Digital Camera With WIFI 802.11abgn+BT LE4.0+GPS receive+NFC passive.”
The first Galaxy Camera may have let us down a little, but there’s reason to be more excited this time around; might we see one of those new higher-accuracy ISOCELL sensors employed here? With the arrival of competing devices like the Lumia 1020 earlier this year, Samsung really has its work cut out for it in convincing shoppers that a more smartphone-like camera is the way to go, rather than a more camera-like smartphone.