Samsung’s Galaxy “Smartcamera” Gets a $500 Price Tag, Nov 16 Release Date

Samsung’s smartphone-esque Galaxy Camera finally has a definite price and launch date. AT&T announced today that it will begin selling the Android-powered camera on November 16, 2012 for $500. The camera comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and can be connected to the Internet via the carrier’s 4G mobile network.

As we’ve reported before, the Galaxy Camera features a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor (pretty small when it comes to sensors), a giant 4.8-inch LCD touchscreen, a 21x optical zoom lens, a speedy quad-core 1.4GHz processor (yes, we’re talking about processor clock rates in cameras now), manual controls, and all kinds of random tools that you’d expect from a camera loaded with a mobile OS.

The camera is one of the first — if not the first — dedicated camera that users can subscribe to a data plan for. Plans range from $15/month for 250MB to $50/month for 5GB.

AT&T also notes that its new Locker cloud storage app is a perfect tool for backing up photos shot using the Galaxy Camera (though, it’s also the perfect tool for burning through your data plan).

When the camera finally hits store shelves, you’ll be able to pick one up at AT&T retailers and through the carrier’s website.

Image credit: Photo based on Samsung_Galaxy_rear by Chris Ruggles