Samsung has released couple of new devices under the Galaxy S4 name such as Galaxy S4 Activ which is a ruggedized version of Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S4 Mini. Now, Samsung has announced yet another Galaxy S4 phone which is the Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Recently, Nokia released the 808 PureView which comes 41 megapixel camera. However, it is powered with the dying Symbian OS. It is soon going to be challenged by Samsug Galaxy S4 Zoom which was announced recently at London. It comes with 16 megapixel camera, a staggering 10x optical zoom, xenon flash, optical image stabilization and the latest Android OS.
About the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Samsung claims that people desire to snap high quality photos but they are not able to do so because they don’t feel the urge to carry or have enough space to carry a dedicated camera. The Galaxy S4 Zoom makes it possible to take advantage of connectivity as well as snapping stunning photos through its camera.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a unique zoom ring which allows you to instantly access camera modes and share images easily. For instance, if you are speaking to someone on your Galaxy S4 Zoom and you see something which needs to be captured and shared, all you need to do is twist the zoom ring on the phone to instantly access the in-call photo sharing feature to send the photo via MMS to the person with whom you are talking.
Till now we have only spoken about the camera features of the Galaxy S4 Zoom, lets talk about the phone features of the device. It comes with 4.3inch qHD touchscreen display. The mere look at the device will make you feel it is a compact version of Samsung Galaxy Camera. The Galaxy S4 Zoom lets you make calls and access the internet. On the other hand, the Galaxy Camera does not allow you to make phone calls or access web.
It is speculated that the PureView technology is going to be seen in forthcoming Lumia phones. Samsung’s sheer popularity is going to make business difficult for Nokia’s PureView technology powered phones.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom runs on a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. The internal storage capacity of the device is 8GB and there is an external memory card slot. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is going to unveiled at the 20th June event which will be held at London. Samsung has not yet announced the price and when will the device be available for purchase. Some speculate that it will take quite some time for the device to be available in US as Samsung did not talk about availability of the Galaxy S4 Zoom in US during the press release.
Some analysts feel that the device is actually a camera with an additional phone function. This makes the device slot in with other similar devices like Panasonic Lumix Phone, Casio Exilim W363CA, Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera, FujiFilm FinePix S8400W and Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G3.