Samsung Galaxy Camera 2It’s only the second day of the year 2014 and we already have big news: Samsung has announced its next device in the Galaxy Camera series, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will feature an interesting design, with Samsung’s “fake leather” material being put to use again, after the Galaxy Note 3. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will have many things in common with the first one, including here the 16 megapixel camera, the sensor sized at 1/2.33-inch, 21x optical zoom and xenon flash. However, it does bring new features, the most important of them being the brand-new state-of-the-art image processing system that is allegedly able to deliver pictures of better quality than the one before. This remains to be seen but it is still good news and there are reasons to look up to this device being officially launched.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 announcedBut let’s see the modifications brought to the hardware in more detail. The new Galaxy Camera 2 is now hooked up with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 8 GB internal storage space with the possibility of adding an SD card as well, 2 GB of RAM, 4.8 inch 720p display and it will be able to connect via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. Its battery is a 2000 mAh model that apparently brings the number of photos you can take with a single recharge up to 350. Charge once, take 350 pictures; that’s not too bad if you ask us. But the hardware was not the only one to suffer changes. On the software part, with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 we get new shooting modes (we now have 28 different shooting modes) and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

All of these specs look good and all but as we’ve said before, we’ll just have to wait and see if it will be the actual improvement that everybody is expecting. The predecessor to the Galaxy Camera 2 was not cheap at all, priced at $499 while delivering standard quality images, so we are quite curious about how much the new gadget will cost and how well it will fair. You will be able to see the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 at CES the following week. In the meantime, are you thinking of buying the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2?

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