After the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung has now introduced their yet another variant in form of “Galaxy S4 Zoom.” Being a smartphone it can also be the best choice for professional photographers. New Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with huge 16 Megapixel rear camera powered with BSI Sensor, Xenon Flash and OIS. It offers upto 10x optical zoom for taking best shots. Users can do Full HD video recording in 1080p@30fps and 720p@60fps. According to President and CEO of Samsung Electronics JK Shin, “As communication continues to become increasingly visual in nature, people wish to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible, but often do not have the space or inclination to carry a dedicated camera for this purpose. The GALAXY S4 zoom changes this forever, combining the industry leading functionality and connectivity of the GALAXY S4 with the high quality photographic experience you’d expect from a compact camera. The result is truly the best of both worlds, without compromise.”


Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a unique feature called Zoom Ring using which though are on an Active call, you can click and share picture to the caller right away using the In-call Photo Share feature. There is yet another useful feature called “Smart Mode Suggest” which automatically provides you suggestions to capture the best shot depending on the surrounding and environment. There are many more such useful features about which we will talk later. Apart from the 16MP powerful rear camera we also get a 1.9 Megapixel front-facing camera capable to do video calls at Full HD quality.

The new Galaxy S4 Zoom is running on latest Android 4.2 JellyBean operating system and features a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection offering 960 x 540 pixels resolutions. As the device has lot to do Samsung has powered it with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM from which we can expect a better performance and better multitasking including the camera. In terms of storage S4 Zoom comes with onboard 8GB storage that can be further expanded upto 64GB using MicroSD card. The camera smartphone also seems effective in connectivity with support of 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 5 GHz, Bluetooth v4.0, aGPS + GLONASS and NFC. There will also be a LTE (4G) version of Galaxy S4 Zoom.


With such high configuration and so many features the Galaxy S4 Zoom is running on 2,330 mAh battery from which we can expect a battery life for entire day. Pricing and Availability of this device is yet unknown but this may get released with S4 Mini and S4 Active at the London Event which is about to take place on June 20th, 2013.