Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom, from past few weeks we have seen several leaks, today a Russian has already reviewed the device. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is less of a phone and more of a Camera with a smartphone tucked back to the camera. It comes with a 16MP camera with 10X optical zoom, the optical zoom lens adds to the bulk of the phone, it looks more like a camera than a phone. But it might not be too uncomfortable to hold.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Samsung released it with the successful S4 brand name but there is nothing in this phone that reminds of you S4, it is more like a S4 mini. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1.5GB of RAM, according to Samsung the processor will vary by market. It comes with a 4.3-inch super AMOLED screen with qHD (960*540 pixels) resolution.
It has 8 GB of internal memory with support for micro SD card for expanding the memory upto 64GB. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G, LTE, AGPS+GLONASS, Bluetooth (LE) etc.
The main feature of this phone is its camera. It has a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor camera with 10x optical zoom and enhanced Smart modes. It comes with optical image stabilizer. The phone also features a front camera of 1.9 megapixel.
A new Zoom Ring, a simple and intuitive way to access the GALAXY S4 zoom’s key features. When you’re in the middle of a phone call and you see something you absolutely have to share, a quick twist of the Zoom Ring will activate the In-Call Photo Share feature, letting you capture and send an image directly via MMS to whoever you are talking to simply.
For easy camera navigation, the Zoom Ring can be used to activate the Quick Launch andShortcut features, giving you instant access to multiple camera modes including Auto, Gallery and Smart Mode with a simple twist.
Samsung GALAXY S4 zoom Key Specifications:
- Network: 3G, 4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)
- Display: 4.3 inch qHD sAMOLED (960×540) screen
- CPU: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
- OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Camera: Main (Rear): 16 Mega pixel with x10 Optical Zoom and enhanced SMART Modes, OIS, 24-240mm, F3.1-F6.3
- Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera
- ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Continuous Shot: 4fps MAX with AF
- Format: JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF
- Xenon Flash,
- SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/S/M/C), My Mode
- Camera Features: SMART Mode(25): Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot,
- Best face, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze,
- Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace
- Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n 5GHz, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE), A-GPS ? GLONASS
- Sensor: Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light
- Memory: 8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 5GB) ? microSD slot (up to 64GB), 1.5GB RAM
- Dimension:125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm, 208g (with standard battery)
- Battery: 2,330mAh
Availability & Price: Samsung has not disclosed the price and the availability information so far, we will let you know if we get this information.