Samsung is back with version 2.0 of its Android-powered Galaxy Camera. The Galaxy Camera 2 adds an updgraded 1.6GHz quad-core processor, larger battery, more memory and Android 4.3 operating system. 

The original Galaxy Camera was the first true hybrid compact camera and smartphone we'd seen when announced in 2012. It combined the sensor and lens of Samsung's WB850F compact superzoom camera with its then flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3. The mashup produced a compact superzoom camera with a 23mm wideangle, 21x zoom lens and pop-up flash that offers the ability to edit images on the go and share them wirelessly via Wi-Fi or 3G/4G data connectivity — all on an operating system with plenty of downloadable app potential. 

With some important upgrades and newer Android OS, the Galaxy Camera 2 should prove a sequel worth a second look. However, it does seem Samsung is opting not to offer 3G/4G connectivity this time around, as initial press materials only mentioned Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities.

The Galaxy Camera 2 will be available in both black and white. Pricing and ships dates was not available.

The Galaxy Camera 2 offers a 23mm wideangle, 21x zoom lens.
Users can download any compatible app to the Android 4.3-powered camera.

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