The Samsung Galaxy NX looks like a DSLR camera, but it’s not just another camera. It’s actually another camera that also has 4G LTE, runs Android, and supports professional-level interchangeable lenses to make it one of the most intriguing cameras available.

The Galaxy NX is designed to enhance photo taking and sharing. Users can capture an image with the 20.3-megapixel camera, edit it with a variety of photo apps like Snapseed or Aviary, and then share to Facebook or Instagram without ever having to connect to a computer. The camera runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and uses software similar to what’s available in the Galaxy Camera. There are more than 30 Smart Modes for shooting a variety of scenes, ranging from low-light night modes to animated photos that creates GIFs of action shots.

After briefly touring the Galaxy NX, I found the device to be an enigma. On the surface, it sounds very enticing to have a new Galaxy Camera with even better photos and the ability to interchange lenses to further improve the shot. But at the same time, the added benefit comes with added bulk as well. Power increases but portability decreases. The Galaxy Camera strikes a good balance between the two, but the same cannot be said for the NX.

It’s actually rather surprising to see Samsung follow this path, despite the previous leaks that the company would introduce an Android camera with interchangeable lenses. Price and availability details have yet to be announced, but the intriguing nature of the device is something worth pursuing. Here are the Galaxy NX specs and a hands-on video with more impressions:

- 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS

- 4.8-inch TF LCD display SVGA Electronic viewfinder

- 1.6 GHz quad-core processor

- 4G LTE, 3G, and HSPA+ 42 Mbps connectivity (Varies by market)

- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz

- Samsung Link, Samsung Shareshot, Samsung ChatON, S Voice, S Translator, Group Play

- 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps continuous shooting lets you capture the action as it?s happening

- 3D photo/video recording when paired with the 45mm 2D/3D lens (sold separately)

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By Andrew Kameka