While Apple gets ready to ban Samsung’s Galaxy S II smartphone, rumor has it the company plans to launch a new member of the Galaxy line this week: a digital camera.
Samsung will be debuting its new Android-powered smart camera at IFA, an electronics trade show in Berlin, according to website GSM Arena
The camera is rumored to come with a 16-megapixel sensor, and run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It’s also expected to sport a 4.8-inch screen, borrowing from another popular member of the Galaxy line of devices: the Galaxy S III.
The camera is also tapped to have an integrated cellular connection for uploading pictures to networks like Facebook and Instagram while you’re on the go, but won’t likely be voice-capable.
Samsung isn’t the only company to launch a smart camera. Nikon rrecently announced its own Android-powered camera: the Coolpix S800c. While it runs the much older Android 2.3., Nikon’s camera has full access to the Google Play marketplace, so you can run any apps that are compatible with the older OS. It will be available in September.
Polaroid also unveiled an Android-powered camera at the Consumer Electronics Show in January; but it has yet to get an official release date.