Rumor: Samsung to unveil mirrorless Galaxy Camera 2 on June 20
Since the Galaxy S4 Mini, Active and Zoom have all been made official, Samsung’s June 20 London “Premiere” event becomes that much more interesting. It’s nearly impossible to predict what new gadgets Sammy might have up its sleeve, but the best guess right now is a Galaxy Camera 2.
The thing is, if a follow-up to last year’s mildly successful GCam is in store, we can’t help but wonder what GS4 Zoom’s point is anyway. True, there is one major difference between the two devices, as the Zoom comes with support for GSM voice communication and the Galaxy Camera 2 will likely lack that.
And yet the two’s target audience is uncannily similar – light photo buffs in need of a sleek-looking gadget capable of seamlessly connecting to the internet. Or is it?
Well, as it turns out, the second-gen Galaxy Camera might not be such a “light” snapper after all. If we are to believe newly emerged rumors, the thing will be mirrorless, meaning it’ll be about as capable at taking photos as a massive DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera).
Or in any case, very close to a DSLR. Essentially, that means Sammy’s next smart cam will be the best of both worlds, blending all that’s great about a compact point and shoot camera and a digital SLR.
Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? Of course, it’s safe to assume that such a top-notch gizmo will cost a pretty penny, especially considering that even the first-gen Galaxy Camera was fairly pricey when it first became available.
As for GCam 2’s other specs, these are very hard to predict for the time being, but a sensor of at least 20.9 MP is in the cards, as is the running of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core Exynos CPU, 1 GB of RAM and at least 8 GB of internal memory.
The first Galaxy Camera came with a decent 4.8-inch 720p display and, while an increase in size is possible, we can’t say we’d be too pissed if Samsung were to simply replicate that panel. But enough with the guesses and let’s start the waiting game. Just 8 days to go.