Samsung Shows a Wi-Fi Only Version of the Galaxy Camera

Samsung's Galaxy Camera is a big step in the evolution of what cameras will be like in the future, and its successes and failures will tell us a lot about what might be in store for us. One thing that could be marked down as a failure is the camera's required data plan. Needing a 3G or 4G plan raises the price of the camera significantly.

The folks at Samsung have compensated by creating a Wi-Fi only version. The current 3G/4G version of the camera runs $500, so you can expect to see the Wi-Fi version to come in slightly cheaper. It should also be easier to acquire - no need to go through a phone provider if you're not using data.

Samsung has not yet revealed specifics on pricing or availability.