Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The device is the first camera-focused Android smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer. With a 16-megapixel CMOS Sensor, 16x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) and Xenon Flash, the smartphone might be an interesting device for photography enthusiasts.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and offers 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card. Along with the 16-megapixel rear shooter, the device also comes with a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera. The device runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system with Samsung's TouchWiz UI.
The phone also comes with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/5GHz (ac), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), A-GPS connectivity options and a 2,330mAh battery. On the sensor front, the device has Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope and RGB Light sensors.
The smartphone camera hybrid comes with a dedicated shutter button. Along with the hardware, Samsung has incorporated various features and modes in the software of the device as well to add to the camera capabilities of the device. The hybrid can be used to click continuous shots at 4fps max with auto focus. The camera also comes with up to 25 smart mode options. These smart modes are namely Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace and Smart mode suggest.
Samsung has also introduced special functionalities to the 'Zoom Ring'. When you're in the middle of a phone call, a twist of the Zoom Ring will activate the in-call photo share feature. The feature lets you capture and send an image directly via MMS to whoever you are talking to.
With all these features, the phone will also come preloaded with Samsung apps such as Samsung Hub, Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON, S Voice and S Translator.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Most key specifications:-
The first camera-focused Android smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD touchscreen display
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Resolution of 540x960 pixels
- Dual-core 1.5GHz processor
- 8 GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
- 1.5GB RAM
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/5GHz (ac), NFC and Bluetooth 4.0
- 16-megapixel rear camera with Xenon flash, 10X Optical Zoom and 1.9 megapixel front camera
- Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope and RGB light sensors
- 2,330mAh battery
- Samsung apps such as Samsung Hub, Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON, S Voice and S Translator.