Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, first impressions: the same, but more powerful

It’s been more than a year since Samsung presented the new Galaxy Camera with Android. The product combined the best from the mobile phone market with an excellent camera. Despite its price (500 EUR/USD) the camera sold well. Now, Samsung has presented its successor, the Galaxy Camera 2. What has changed? Not much.

The main new feature of the Galaxy Camera 2 is its power. This new model with Android 4.3, features a quad-core processor at 1.6 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, much more powerful than the 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM of its predecessor. We’ll yet have to test it thoroughly to see how it performs. We had the chance to spend a few moments with it and it’s very fast, especially when switching from the TouchWiz interface to the camera’s.

The battery has also been improved, going from 1650 to 2000 mAh. This should give it a longer battery life, despite its more powerful processor. The 4.8-inch touch screen is exactly the same.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 

Everything else remains the same. It also features the same 16-megapixel sensor and 21x zoom. Samsung has also assured the picture quality has also been improved, something we’ll test later.

The Galaxy Camera 2 also features NFC, though many cameras nowadays have, so it’s not that big of a surprise. Design and size-wise, it’s the same, though it looks a bit more “curvy”, which makes it look lighter and more delicate. It’s not that big of a change, however. You can see it here (the first Galaxy Camera on the left, next to the new model):

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Without a doubt, the Galaxy Camera 2 is the same model, only faster and more powerful. Even if the camera is much faster than before, its user base remains the same: people who want a compact camera with everything a smart phone has to offer in regards to social media and picture sharing. Samsung has said nothing about the price, but it will likely be around 500 USD.

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