Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Announced; Packs 16 MP Camera With 10x Optical Zoom

Samsung finally announced the much-awaited Galaxy S4 Zoom. Similar to the previously launched Galaxy Camera, this device combines the features of a smartphone with an advanced 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, OIS and Xenon flash. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is the first smartphone to offer 10x optical zoom. This handset comes with voice calling facility and it runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. The In-Call Photo Share feature on this device allows you to share pictures via MMS to the person you are talking to.

JK Shin, Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, said,
“The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom represents yet another step forward in the way Samsung is working to enhance the lives of our customers around the world. The Galaxy S4 Zoom combines 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.”


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom features a 4.3 inch qHD TFT display, sporting a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz 5.0 user interface, 16 megapixel rear-facing camera with 10x optical zoom and enhanced SMART Modes, OIS 24-240mm, F3.1-F6.3, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G/4G Connectivity, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Social Hub, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, S Translator, Samsung ChatOn, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, 1.5 GB RAM, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0 and a 2330 mAh battery. This device measures 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm and weighs 208 grams.

Samsung has not yet announced the price and release date of this handset. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is expected to go on sale from Q3 of 2013. Stay tuned!

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Omkar Dutta

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  • Kunal Ganglani

    @Omkar Now this is something cool , Samsung has really done a good work of combining the power of camera and smartphone :)

  • i like samsung galaxy s4

  • Combining the power of camera and smartphone. I like samsung galaxy S4.

  • Wow, multipurpose combination smart phone. All are awaiting to purchase this.

  • Wao, 16 MP Camera With 10x Optical Zoom it really is ideal.

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 looks great, its resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz 5.0 user interface etc…i think the cost of this smart phone will be high.

    I like Samsung Galaxy S4.

  • This time Samsung has remarkable worked with its camera feature & this device host 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor camera with 10X optical zoom & optical Image Stabilizer function. This high level Android mobile price stands at Rs 28500 at Snapdeal where the features explains the high-end functionality of the Galaxy range.
    But it is not for small pockets, if one has to buy I believe the price in India won’t be the issue unless you are ready to carry this quite pocket-heavy device.

  • It sounds good when you hear 16 MP with 10x optical zoom, But Samsung won’t give this type of quality clarity in galaxy s4