Samsung Galaxy Camera arrives in Australia for AU$599

Samsung's first Android-based compact camera, running Jelly Bean 4.1, will be available for sale in Australia at the end of November.

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Samsung's first Android-based compact camera, running Jelly Bean 4.1, will be available for sale in Australia at the end of November.

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The device was first announced at the annual IFA tradeshow in Berlin earlier this year, and comes with a quad-core processor and 4.8-inch HD LCD screen. While it was originally revealed that the camera would be available in 3G and 4G variants, Australia is only getting the 3G version of the camera.

It will be available outright for AU$599 through major retailers, including Harvey Norman, which already has the camera available for pre-sale. Samsung will also make the Galaxy Camera available through Optus, though availability hasn't yet been confirmed by the telco.

Click through to read our first impressions and hands-on video with the Galaxy Camera.

Samsung has also released the open-source Kernel files for the Galaxy Camera, opening up a range of possibilities for tweakers.

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