Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom official: specs, features, pricing and release date

June 12, 2013

Galaxy S4 Zoom

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.

Specs and features

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is an Android smartphone with advanced camera features so let’s check out its specs and features:

  • 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display (960 x 540 resolution)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance
  • Size: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4mm
  • Weight: 208g
  • unspecified 1.5GHz dual-core processor (“the selection of AP will be different by markets)
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal memory (user memory approximately 5GB)
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 16-megapixel camera with 10x Optical Zoom, enhanced SMART Modes, OIS 24-240, F3.1-F6.3, Xenon Flash
  • 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS + GLONASS
  • 2330mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top

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.

Galaxy S4 Zoom

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.

Pricing and release date

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.

Comments

  • harrold

    Meh

  • Downtoearth2

    Looks tempting. Unfortunately I have the Note 2 contract, will wait for the Galaxy Zoom 2.

  • MasterMuffin

    Over 200g, niiiice

    • James Silva

      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.

  • g2525

    this is so fugly…

  • porter86

    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

    • On a Clear Day

      “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.

  • Clarence Alvarado

    2013 will bring back the good old days of Nokia and Sony (Ericsson) that brought us the best cameraphones in the industry.

  • Luka Mlinar

    The song Brick House comes to mind when i look at this thing. What ever it is.

  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    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.

  • jayray78

    My first thought is….the battery is too small.

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  • sakirin

    so nice mobie