Polaroid’s Android-Powered Socialmatic Camera Boasts Built-In Printer [CES 2014]


CoA-CES-2014 Don’t you wish you could print out your seflies instantly after you’ve taken them? With the new Socialmatic camera from Polaroid, you can. Announced this week at CES in Las Vegas, this Android-powered snapper — which looks a little bit like the Instagram logo — lets you take pictures and print them instantly using its built-in Zero Ink printer.

The Socialmatic has a 14-megapixel camera built into its front and a 2-megapixel camera in back. It boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity — so you can share your photos to social networks instantly, or download Android apps and edit them — as well as 4GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.

Arguably its best feature, however, is that built-in Zero Ink, or ZINK, printer, which allows you to print 2-inch by 3-inch full-color sticker photos in less than 60 seconds. Unlike old Polaroid photos, there’s no shaking involved — these prints come out completely dry and they’re fully developed by the time they’ve left the camera.

Polaroid says the Socialmatic will be available this fall, and details regarding its pricing will be available nearer that time.