Polaroid, the company which once attempted to launch a digital camera with the Android OS, has now come into the news again, with another attempt in the same concept. “There will be an Android powered, interchangeable lens camera introduced by Polaroid at CES 2013,” Scott Hardy, president and CEO of Polaroid told Imaging Resource in an emailed statement. “Additional information and specs will be released during the show.”
The details about the camera are just the rumors right now, but we are hearing that it could be around 18.1 megapixel lens in the camera, and the latest version of the Android OS, at least the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version, and the camera would be having a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen.
According to the information through the rumors, IM1836 is the model number of the Android camera. It is going to have the interchangeable lens, and this is the only confirmed spec as said by the company officials, and everything else although detailed in an image, seems just rumors.
Polaroid had announced the SC1630 model Android camera in CES 2012, but that just disappeared with no public appearance later on, but Polaroid this time should be coming strong, taking inspiration from Samsung who have launched the Samsung Galaxy Camera in the market a couple months back, with some excellent features, better lens and the large 4.8 inch capacitive touchscreen. The SC1630 from Polaroid was a good 16 Megapixel point and shoot type of camera which was running on Android, but never got into the market.
The announcement is going to be done during the CES 2013, from Jan 8th to Jan 11th 2013 at Las Vegas, and we would be there to cover the news.
With the Android OS being present in the camera, it would surely have the connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, using which one would be able to connect to the web and socially share the captured and edited pictures directly from the camera, but for confirming all this, we would need to wait for the official announcement.