Samsung on Wednesday announced the latest member of the Galaxy S4 family, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, confirming recent rumors and leaks in the process.
The most recent Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaks were right after all, we’re indeed looking at a bulkier phone that’s similar in part to the Galaxy S4 Mini and in part to the Galaxy Camera.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is an Android smartphone with advanced camera features so let’s check out its specs and features:
As you can see, some of the recent rumors regarding the specs and features of the handset were right on the money. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is not a flagship device despite sharing that Galaxy S4 name, but it has some good enough features to get you through the day.
The handset will come with some interesting camera features as well, including a Zoom Ring, which will let users easily access the camera features. The In-Call Photo Share feature will let them instantly capture and send images via MMS to the person they’re talking to.
Photo Suggest is a feature that “instantly connects you to huge libraries of images taken by fellow photographers” to help out with photo composion and photo location.
Smart Mode and Smart Mode Suggest features will help users take better shots without worrying too much about the technical stuff that may otherwise get in the way.
On top of those, other TouchWiz features available in various of Samsung’s recent Android devices are to be expected.
Unsurprisingly, Samsung left out launch details from the official press release, and we have no pricing for the Galaxy S4 Zoom at this time. We expect to see availability details arrive in the following days, especially since Samsung has a special London-based June 20 media event during which some of its most recent products will also be presented.
We’ll be back with more news on this camera phone, but meanwhile let us know what you think of it.
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Looks tempting. Unfortunately I have the Note 2 contract, will wait for the Galaxy Zoom 2.
Over 200g, niiiice
Yeah, I don’t understand. I’d much rather go with the S4 or the S4 active straight up, then buy a better camera on the side… It would make no sense to integrate this into a phone in my opinion, especially if it’s going to be so bad.
this is so fugly…
It should probably be called the “Galaxy S4 Mini Camera”, as the specs more closely match the mini than the actual S4! Check out the comparison – http://versusio.com/en/samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-zoom
“Jack of all trades master of none” springs unbidden to mind!
If I want to take a truly good picture I will not turn to my phone – no matter how many megapixels it sports. There is a reason real, true cameras cost 5 to 10 or more times the highest priced smart phones.
Sure it is nice to have the convenience of being able to snap a shot of something when you don’t have a real camera, but anyone who thinks this or any phone’s camera is a substitute for the real deal is kidding themselves.
2013 will bring back the good old days of Nokia and Sony (Ericsson) that brought us the best cameraphones in the industry.
The song Brick House comes to mind when i look at this thing. What ever it is.
I just don’t know about this thing….while putting a 5+ inch screen device to ones ear can be excused, answering the camera just seems a bit much. Surely Samsung could have done better with the design. Neat idea though…
Also, when in camera mode, I wonder what will happen when the phone rings? As Murphy’s law demands, it’ll happen whenever a rare or difficult picture is about to be taken.
My first thought is….the battery is too small.
nice :) http://allawesomeandroid.blogspot.com/2013/03/samsung-galaxy-s4-full-specks-and-facts.html
so nice mobie