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Android OS Mirrorless Camera In The Works

Smartphone cameras have been getting smarter and smarter, with many now featuring multiple rear camera lenses to get the perfect snap. However, it appears an Android-powered mirrorless camera is on its way that could pave the way forward for photo-fanatics.

Chinese company Yongnuo has revealed some details about its upcoming Android-powered mirrorless camera in a  Facebook post.

The camera will have an Android 7.1 Nougat operating system that will support Canon EF lenses.

It is uncertain is Android is being used as a software base alone or if users will be able to install apps from the Google Play Store.

It looks like and has similar specs to a smartphone with a large lens attached, it even has a headphone jack. However, it will reportedly support DSLR lenses in addition to the Four-Thrids sensors makes it a real mirrorless camera.

According to Yongnuo will offer “full Netcom 4G/3G network data” in addition to WiFi capabilities with an eight-core Qualcomm processor.

The camera-smartphone hybrid’s main camera has a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor with RAW functionality and can shoot 4K video at 30 fps and has an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the display.

It also has 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage with is expandable up to 64GB, a 4,000 mAh battery which is nothing to sniff at.

The display is 5″ 1080p multi-touch and other features include a stereo mic, GPS, and the aforementioned 3.5mm headphone jack.

For now, Yongnuo camera is currently being called the YN450, but they are running a contest for a better name, possibilities include 4G Camera or Smart Camera, the winner to be announced in January 2019 when the official announcement will no doubt be made.

There’s still a lot that is uncertain about this upcoming device, including when or where it will be available and at what price.

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