It’s official – Samsung announces Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone

s4zoom1Right now, you really wouldn’t want to be a compact digital camera maker and see this new smartphone flash across your screen.

Showing that Samsung has a leak somewhere, the Korean giant announced what we all knew was coming – the Galaxy S4 Zoom with a built-in 10X-optical zoom lens-based camera.

Amongst its features, it includes a dual-core (market dependent) chip inside ticking over at up to 1.5GHz clock speed and up to 1.5GB of memory on-board.

Further, it comes with a Super AMOLED panel, measuring 4.3-inch inches and housing 960×540 resolution, also the GPU core is still unknown at this stage.

There’s on-board storage through a 8GB (5GB user accessible) cache of built-in flash memory while there’s MicroSD, up to 64GB, to provide bulk space outside of the device. It features Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system to run your apps and keep things busy. And for power, you’ll find the on-board 2330mAh Lithium-ion battery, but we’re still waiting on standby and talk time data from Samsung.

s4zoom2In addition, personal communications is taken care of by Bluetooth 4.0 and 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n-standard Wi-Fi will connect you to your home or office network. There’s basic 2G coverage on networks supporting the 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz bands while 3G is covered by 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz bands.

You can capture still images via the 16MP / 10X-optical zoom camera on the back of the device or simply use the front-facing 1.9MP camera for personal shots. The device doubles as a videocam with support for up to 1080p@30fps.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom measures 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4mm and has a comfortable weight at 208g. Samsung announced this new model back in June 2013.

NOTE: All specifications are subject to change and may not be correct at time of purchase. Please check before you buy any device that it meets your expectations and requirements.


ModelSamsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Processordual-core (market dependent)
ClockUp to 1.5GHz
Screen size (inches)4.3-inch
Screen resolution960×540
Screen typeSuper AMOLED
Operating systemAndroid 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Internal storage8GB (5GB user accessible)
External storageMicroSD, up to 64GB
Battery type2330mAh Lithium-ion
- standby timeUp to TBA
- talk timeUp to TBA
Wi-Fi connectivity5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n
2G coverage (MHz)850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G coverage (MHz)850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Rear camera16MP with 10X-optical zoom
Front camera1.9MP
Video recordingUp to 1080p@30fps
Dimensions125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4mm
Announce DateJune 2013

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