TELUS will carry the Samsung Galaxy Camera

Ian Hardy

December 4, 2012 3:03pm


Samsung is poised to release the Galaxy Camera on December 7th. It’ll be hitting various retail locations, including Black’s Photography. TELUS purchased Black’s a couple years back and this marriage finally makes sense. They’ll start selling the 16MP camera with 4G connectivity at their locations for an unknown price, probably somewhere around the $500 outright price. In addition, according to an internal doc we received, TELUS’ website will also sell the Android device and the “device is only available to activate on a tablet rate plan.”

The Galaxy Camera comes rocking Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has a 1Ghz quad-core processor and a 4.8-inch display – everything but the phone capabilities.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • Reginald

    I feel like a camera with a data connection could be dangerous on capped plans.

    • JUST SAYING

      The data Plan will not be expensive it will be $15 per month data share same as tablets

    • skullan

      I feel a camera with a data connection, could revolutionize accidental “Oops, did you upload that to the Internet! That was just something for us!”.

      Thank you Samsung, it doesn’t take a Genius.

  • JUST SAYING

    cant wait to get one $79.99 on a three years

    • Wildspin

      Shared or not … $15/month x 36 months + $79.99 that’s $619.99. If I must have it, I’d rather take the one time hit if not more than $500.

    • bob

      well then have fun buying it and not actualy using the full list of features because you won’t buy the plan…….

      just saying :p

  • nik

    wooooooooooo third

  • fatso

    hmmm, $500 + an expensive data plan for a point-and-shoot…

    this has failure written all over it

    • bobblehead

      Wow, a post on Mobile Syrup disparaing the diety chaebol Samsung with a positive up vote? Never thought I’d see the day!

  • Dan

    Data involving photo transfer or backup should be excluded from the data plan, but then again, nickel and diming users on outdated data plan limits is pathetic.

  • LW81

    fatso is right, but it’s the novelty that might attract people to it.

  • Hub

    Why should one buy a camera from a cellphone carrier? Seriously.

  • Fandroid

    Picture this: missed photo ops because user was playing Angry Birds!

  • Joseph

    I would rather use a WIFI-direct enabled camera to wirelessly send files to my computer.

    Heck, most of the time I’d even want to store my pictures or even use my cameras is for vacation. Not like data plans for around the world are ever affordable.

  • EmperumanV

    So I have some questions:

    1) Can’t buy it outright without data plan?
    2) Is it “locked” to Telus only?

    • Wildspin

      That’s right … I recently had the experience when no one wanted to sell me a galaxy note 2 without a data plan ’cause that’s where the money is.

    • MattyMattMatt

      @Wildspin: I dont know how it is for other carriers, but until Bell sets a voice only price, I actually cannot sell it like that. At least for now, the Note II has to be on voice and data and it has to be a three year. I cannot even sell it for full price on a thirty day yet. This camera is dumb if you ask me… Pics are not good enough to justify. But now you could take half decent pictures and ruin them with instagram in one go!

  • PhoneScience

    It’s actually clocked at 1.4ghz per core, not 1ghz. Just a heads up guys :D

  • haxor99

    This is the coolest idea for a product in a long time.. however like Fatso said it will FAIL.

  • ile2010

    Or, we can get a Nokia 808 PureView for less than half of this. Plus, you can make phone calls with it. And it’s more portable. And it takes better photos.

  • CALGARY IS RICH

    Whats the point of this “camera”?

  • Legendary

    Wait a minute, I thought the Galaxy Camera was a full phone with a point and shoot level camera built in.

  • Rosen

    @mygizcom Samsung is encashing its Galaxy Brand, anyway it’s a cool camera. Nikon Coolpix S800c is alo a great camera to have in this category, powered with android and Wi-Fi that enables you to click and share instantly

  • Mike D

    …. Boring……

  • Lorenzo

    I’m actually mkind of excited about it, not that I would necesarrily buy it unless I go travelling fro mopre than 3 weeks and blog, but you could make calls too by downloading “Dell Voice” or something. BAM! Camera and cellphone! who’s yo daddy!!