Galaxy NX Revealed: First Android-driven DSLR

Samsung's fascination with mating cameras with Android took it from devices that are "more camera, less Android" (Galaxy Camera, NX-2000), to "more Android, less camera" (Galaxy S4 Zoom), and now finally, the big-league for DSLRs, with the Galaxy NX. Pictured here are the first visuals of the device, which is designed to be a proper DSLR, but with the added functionality of a 4G LTE-enabled smart-device, driven by Android 4.2.2 with TouchWiz. So even with all its "smart" bells and whistles, it doesn't deviate from being a professional camera.

The Galaxy NX is based on a slightly stretched out NX10/20 platform. On the camera side of things, you get a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, ISO 25,600 sensitivity, full-HD 1080p recording at 60 fps, and an NX lens mount supporting a stock 18-55 mm OIS Lens. On the smart-device side of things, you get a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) multi-touchscreen, TouchWiz interface running on top of Android 4.2.2, and a plethora of imaging and video-capture related apps. Handling both jobs is a Samsung Exynos Octa 5410 ARM big.LITTLE SoC with an external image processor, 2 GB of RAM, support for 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, HSPA+ on some variants, 4G LTE on others.

We could hear more about the Galaxy NX on the 20th.