We saw the Nikon Coolpix S800c embrace the Android operating system despite being a camera first and foremost, so it is not surprising to hear of other hardware manufacturers making the attempt to jump aboard the Android-powered camera bandwagon – and Samsung might very well make such an announcement at IFA 2012 which is happening in Berlin, Germany, through the introduction of their Galaxy S camera to the world. The Samsung Galaxy S camera is said to function like any other normal point-and-shoot camera similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3, where it will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system of choice, in addition to a rather snazzy 4.8″ Super AMOLED display.
Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy S camera will be equipped with a 16-megapixel sensor, although that has yet to be confirmed. You will most probably also be able to enjoy the benefits of a 10x zoom as well as a pop-out Xenon flash. There will be two models available, following the trends of most Android-powered tablets these days as it comes in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G models. No idea on pricing or availability as at press time, but this does seem to shape up as a Nikon S800c rival by all means and purposes.