Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Becomes Official, Touts 10X Optical Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

After a series of different leaks in which we caught glimpses of the device, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has been made officially official by the folks over at Samsung. Described as a device to combine both an industry-leading phone and a compact camera, the Galaxy S4 Zoom has some decent specs to back up that claim. Focusing on the camera, the Galaxy S4 Zoom features a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and a xenon flash. Pretty good stuff for a point-and-shoot and phone hybrid.

Onto the actual phone itself, there’s a 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD card slot, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,330mAh battery. A physical shutter button has also been thrown onto the right side of the phone to help with taking photos. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powers the software side of things and Samsung has their own TouchWiz UI over top of that. Samsung hasn’t given out any pricing or release date details so you’re going to have to wait for those if you want to get a hold of the Galaxy S4 Zoom.

Overall, the S4 Zoom seems like an interesting device that’s a progression from last year’s Galaxy Camera. I’m not sure how well it will sell but for people who really just want a nicer camera with them at all times but also want a phone, this could be a decent option. What are your thoughts on the Galaxy S4 Zoom? Is it good, bad, or ugly? You can find some more photos down below.


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