Samsung finally confirmed on a press release the existence of a hybrid camera-phone named as the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Yes, it’s another GS4 looking device. Instead of calling it as Galaxy Zoom, why not call it as Galaxy S4 Zoom? Genius.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is currently the best camera on a smartphone particularly because of its 16 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash plus a whopping 10X Optical Zoom.
“The Samsung GALAXY S4 zoom represents yet another step forward in the way Samsung is working to enhance the lives of our customers around the world,” said JK Shin, President and CEO.
If you can recall, they already have a Samsung Galaxy Camera, but that doesn’t have phone capabilities so it’s mainly for camera junkies. This time, they’ve made it a hybrid half camera and half smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Specs
- Android Jellybean 4.2, TouchWiz
- 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) Super AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Display, ~256ppi
- 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
- 1.5GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 16-megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor
- ISO Range: 100-3200 (full-stop increments)
- Focal range: 24-240mm
- Aperture range: f/3.1 – f/6.3
- Built-in XENON flash
- LTE (depending on market)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v4.0
- A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimension: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm
- Weight: 208g
- Li-Ion 2330mAh battery
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom also has a Zoom Ring which enables the user to quickly access the core features of the device. Even if you’re still on the middle of call and you spotted something really share worthy, a quick twist to Zoom Ring will launch the In-Call Photo Share feature so that you can capture an image and share it via MMS to the person you’re talking to. There are also Quick Launch and Shortcut features that gives you instant access to multiple shooting modes and options.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is still unknown. We’ll let you know once the information becomes available.