The Samsung Galaxy NX is a high-end camera, but then again it’s a high-end phone as well. Think of the new Galaxy device as a confused amalgam of both, hoping to not lose its true identity in the process.

Samsung Galaxy NX press images 1 Samsung Galaxy NX goes official, 20MP camera with interchangeable lenses powered by Android 4.2

As if releasing one camera phone (Galaxy S4 Zoom, we’re talking about you) was not enough, Samsung went on and officially announced the Galaxy NX camera at their media event last night. So what’s the best way to describe the newest Galaxy? Well, take a Galaxy S3, take high-end features such as a quad-core SoC and 2 GB RAM, now throw in a powerful 20.3 MP APS-S sensor and a plethora of connectivity options such as HSPA+, Wi-Fi, and even 4G LTE (but sadly, no voice calling capability) and you have a Galaxy NX Camera.

Samsung Galaxy NX Camera specifications:

  • 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Exynos Chipset
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 4.8-inch HD (1280 x 720) Display
  • 16 GB Internal, Micro SD Card Slot Up To 64 GB
  • Wi-Fi, HSPA+, 4G LTE (Optional)
  • 20.3 MP APS-S sensor, Max ISO 25,600
  • 4360 mAh Battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, TouchWIZ

The list of features doesn’t end there. Like most high-end DSLRs, the Galaxy NX comes with a dedicated ‘DRIMe IV Image Signal Processer’. You can capture 1080p video using this nearly half-kg (495 grams, that’s as much as the Xperia Z Tablet) weighing camera-phone hybrid. Samsung is selling as many as 13 different lenses for the Galaxy NX (since the lenses are interchangeable, like any DSLR camera), all of which can be used with an adapter.

Samsung is yet to reveal pricing and availability of their ambitious new product.

(Full PR on Page 2)