The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is just one device within the legion of devices that make up the Galaxy S4 family, and although it was launched a few weeks ago at Samsung’s Premiere 2013 in London, it has yet to get an official release date.
Now however, it looks as if U.K. customers won’t have long to wait, as online U.K. retailer Clove has began taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S4 Zoom, with the smartphone-camera combo shipping on the 8th of July. Of course the Galaxy S4 Zoom will set you back a little, with Clove selling the Galaxy S4 Zoom for £369 ($561) before tax.
What you’ll get for your money is a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED display, with a pixel density of 256 PPI, a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD slot for expandability (up to 64GB), and a 2330 mAh battery to run it all.
On the camera side of things, there’s a 16-megapixel camera with 10x Optical Zoom and an Xenon Flash on the back, and a 1.9-megapixel camera on the front of the device. There is no doubt that you’ll be able to achieve better results with the Galaxy S4 Zoom than your regular smartphone when it comes to taking photos, however you’ll have to sacrifice some other specs and the slimness of the Galaxy S4 Zoom, because it’s 15.4mm thick frame means this isn’t the thinnest smartphone on the market.
While this isn’t a smartphone for everyone, if you can live without top of the range specs in other departments, the Galaxy S4 Zoom will probably be the best photo taking smartphone on the market for the near future. Of course we’ll be eager to test this smartphone’s photo taking abilities in a review as soon as possible.
Will you be picking up the Galaxy S4 Zoom?