Samsung Galaxy NX camera packs Jelly Bean and LTE, ATIV Q slider outed with Android and Windows 8Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Samsung has introduced a number of new Galaxy-branded products in recent weeks, including the Galaxy S 4 Active, Galaxy S 4 mini and Galaxy S 4 Zoom. Apparently the company still had room up its sleeve for a few more new devices, though, as Samsung today announced the new Galaxy NX camera and a pair of ATIV tablets.
First up is the Galaxy NX, an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-powered camera with interchangeable lenses. The Galaxy NX packs a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO of up to 25,600 and a built-in pop-up flash. Samsung says that there are a number of interchangeable lenses for Galaxy NX users to choose from, including pancake lenses, fisheyes, and longer prime and zoom lenses. Galaxy NX owners also have the option of capturing 3D images and video using Samsung's 45mm 2D/3D lens and the True 3D Creator feature of the NX.
Rounding out the Galaxy NX's spec list is a 4.8-inch HD LCD touchscreen, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 16GB storage, microSD slot, 2GB RAM and a 4,360mAh battery powering the whole package. As far as connectivity goes, the Galaxy NX will be available with 42Mbps HSPA+ and 4G LTE support, depending on the market.
The Galaxy NX isn't Samsung's first Android-powered camera, as the company launched the aptly-named Galaxy Camera last year with Jelly Bean in tow. The Galaxy Camera is more of a point-and-shoot-style camera, though, while the Galaxy NX looks to be a higher-end, more professional device. There's no word yet on when the Galaxy NX will launch or how much it'll cost when it does, but you can bet that I'll update you as soon as that information becomes available.
Along with the Galaxy NX, Samsung today took the wraps off of the ATIV Q. This convertible device runs both Android and Windows 8, allowing users to choose the OS that best suits their needs at a particular time. It also features a hinge design that lets users place the ATIV Q in a tablet-style mode, laptop mode, a floating-display mode or a stand mode for easy video-watching. One other major feature of the ATIV Q is its 13.3-inch display, which sports a QHD+ 3200x1800 resolution.
In addition to its crazy hinge and high-res display, the ATIV Q packs an Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4GB RAM, a 128GB SSD and camera with 720p HD video support. There's also a variety of ports on this convertible device, including USB 3.0, USB 2.0, microHDMI and SD. The ATIV Q also supports Samsung's S Pen stylus, just like the company's Galaxy Note line of products.
Rounding out the new batch of Samsung products is the ATIV Tab 3. As the name suggests, this is a new Windows 8 tablet that features a body similar to the one found on the Android-powered Galaxy Tab 3. The ATIV Tab 3 features a 10.1-inch 1366x768 touchscreen on its face and a camera on its backside. Buried inside the ATIV Tab 3's 8.2mm-thick frame is 64GB of flash storage, microSD card slot, 2GB RAM and an Intel Atom Z2760 processor. Like the ATIV Q, the ATIV Tab 3 also includes support for Samsung's S Pen. A gallery with images of all three new Samsung products is available below.