Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom specs leaked ahead of launch
If you weren’t already excited for Samsung’s upcoming smartphone launches, information leaked ahead of the company’s June 20 press conference might just pique your interest.
High-Tech.Mail.Ru, a Russian technology website, reportedly obtained the specifications of both the highly anticipated ruggedized Galaxy S4 spin-off – the Galaxy S4 Active – and the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which allegedly appears externally similar to Samsung’s incoming S4 Mini.
The Galaxy S4 Active is, as has been rumored, a water- and dust- resistant version of the Galaxy S4. It has a 5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display and the following internals:
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
- LTE support
- 16GB of built-in memory, microSD support
- Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, IR blaster
- 2600mAh battery
Unfortunately, we don’t have any word on the Samsung S4 Active camera’s megapixel count. The latest rumors point towards a slight downgrade from the S4’s 13-megapixel camera, but we haven’t heard any more on that front since last week.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom’s specs are typical of a mid-range Android device. The display is of the Super AMOLED variant, 4.3-inch in size and 540 x 960 pixels. Here’s what’s inside:
- 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, no LTE support
- Android Jelly Bean OS
- 8GB of built-in memory, micro-SD support
- 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
- 16 megapixel main camera, with 10x Optical Zoom
- Bluetooth 4.0LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, A-GPS
- 1900mAh battery
All in all, nothing too surprising. Of note is the Galaxy S4 Zoom’s 16-megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom, specs had already been tentatively confirmed. It would appear that the S4 Zoom’s focus, so to speak, will definitely be on picture-taking. Hopefully Samsung learned from the shortcomings of the Galaxy Camera, and decided to include a shooter of better quality.
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