Samsung Unveils Galaxy NX Smartcamera

Galaxy NX with Interchangeable Lenses

Samsung has been hard at work creating all kinds of franken-devices, and the Galaxy NX is their attempt at creating a high-quality camera and Android device hybrid. Not to be mistaken with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which weighs heavily on the smartphone side and less on the camera, all things considered, the Galaxy NX is a true camera with smartphone-like functionality. The lens are interchangeable much like a professional camera, and the sensor is a whopping 20.3 megapixels. It also records 1080p video at 25 frames per second.

In terms of hardware, the Galaxy NX looks the part, and even includes a 4.8″ AMOLED touchscreen that also serves as a viewfinder when it’s not serving as the touch interface for Android 4.2.  The Galaxy NX is also capable of transmitting data over 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.  Inside the device is a quad-core 1.6GHz processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot to expand your storage further, presumably by an additional 64GB.  This is also a Google-approved device, so you will have full access to the Google suite of apps, including the Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, and more.

The Galaxy NX won’t take just any lenses, however, so you’ll have to find Galaxy NX lenses that are available in several different types, including pancake, telephoto, wide-angle, and 3D.

Pricing and availability wasn’t mentioned, but we expect it to cost north of $599 if their past cameras are of any indication.