Samsung’s Previously Rumored S4 Zoom Camera Smartphone is Real

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Rear SlantedSamsung has just officially announced the S4 Zoom, the latest variation to their series of high-end Android smartphones. Bearing the same name as Samsung’s current flagship smartphone, the S4, the S4 Zoom comes with basically the same hardware specs as the smaller S4 Mini, but adds a full-fledged digital camera with a 10x zoom lens on top. Yes, that’s right. This is not an Android-powered camera like the Galaxy Camera, it’s an Android smartphone with a camera on its back.

Network

LTE 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)

3G 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

Display

4.3 inch qHD sAMOLED (960×540) screen

AP

1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor

*The selection of AP will be differed by markets

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

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1920×1080 30p)

Audio

Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, apt-X

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

Additional Features

Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON
S Voice, S Translator
Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games
 Story Album, Trip Advisor, Paper Artist

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Downloads, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, Google Settings, Google Plus,

Google Local, Google Play Store, Google Messenger, Google Navigation, Youtube,

Google Talk, Voice Search, Google Play Movie & TV, Google Play books, Google Play Music,

Google Play Magazine

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

*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Dimension

125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm, 208g (with standard battery)

Battery

2,330mAh

Information does not go much further than that at this point. We don’t know when it’ll hit markets, what it’ll cost, etc. But we expect that information to be available soon.

This is the first smartphone to feature a full-fledged digital camera–or the first compact digital camera to feature a smartphone? We’re not quite sure which category the S4 Zoom goes in. And while we appreciate that Samsung has the guts to create such a crazy product, we’re also not sure who will actually be buying one, and for what reason. But we’re anxious to see how the S4 Zoom will hold up against other Android smartphones–and against other digital compacts.

Additional Images

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Front SlantedSamsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Top

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