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June 12, 2013

Samsung announces the Galaxy S4 Zoom with 10x optical zoom

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Samsung has now officially announced the optical zoom-toting Galaxy S4 Zoom. The phone which is more of a camera boasts a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with Xenon flash and 10X optical zoom. The Galaxy S4 Zoom features a ‘Zoom Ring’ that when rotating, will launch the camera app, zoom in/out and even share the image via MMS during a call with the in-call Photo Share.
As for the specification, (Full specs below but just to give you the main points,) the phone runs Android 4.2 and features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display (960×540), 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 1.9MP front-facing camera, Smart/Expert shooting modes, S Voice, S Translator, Group Play, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot and 2330mAh battery.

Hopefully if the Galaxy S4 Zoom is on show at the Samsung event next week we will be there to have a good look at it

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Product Specifications:

Network
LTE
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)
3G
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Display
4.3 inch qHD sAMOLED (960×540) screen
AP
1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
*The selection of AP will be differed by markets
OS
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera
Main (Rear): 16 Mega pixel with x10 Optical Zoom and enhanced SMART Modes, OIS
24-240mm, F3.1-F6.3
Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Continuous Shot: 4fps MAX with AF
Format: JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF
Xenon Flash,
SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/S/M/C), My Mode
Video
Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1920×1080 30p)
Audio
Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC$B!\(B/eAAC$B!\(B, WMA, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, apt-X
Camera Features
SMART Mode(25): Smart mode suggest, 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
Additional Features
Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON
S Voice, S Translator
Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games
Story Album, Trip Advisor, Paper Artist
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Downloads, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, Google Settings, Google Plus,
Google Local, Google Play Store, Google Messenger, Google Navigation, Youtube,
Google Talk, Voice Search, Google Play Movie & TV, Google Play books, Google Play Music,
Google Play Magazine
Connectivity
WiFi a/b/g/n 5GHz
NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
A-GPS + GLONASS
Sensor
Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light
Memory
8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 5GB) + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
1.5GB RAM
*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
*available capacity varies and storage is less due to phone software
Dimension
125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm, 208g (with standard battery)
Battery
2,330mAh
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Chrome, Downloads, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, Google Settings, Google Plus,
Google Local, Google Play Store, Google Messenger, Google Navigation, Youtube, Google Talk, Voice Search, Google Play Movie & TV, Google Play books, Google Play Music and Google Play Magazine are trademarks of Google Inc.
* Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom uses Corning$B!G(Bs new Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance™. This cover glass, Corning$B!G(Bs newest formulation, enables improved damage and scratch resistance and reduced scratch visibility.
* Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, partners with Samsung to power worldwide book and magazine print production and fulfilment within the Galaxy S4 zoom$B!G(Bs new Story Album application. Users of Story Album will now be able to automatically create professional quality print photo books and magazines quickly and seamlessly from their camera phone images.

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini