The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is finally here in flesh and blood. In what can perhaps be considered the most audacious spin-off effort ever attempted on a smartphone, the S4 Zoom comes as a perfect cross between a smartphone and a point-and-shoot camera. Samsung has stated the device is aimed at those who take photography with their smartphones rather seriously. To that effect, the S4 Zoom has been endowed with a 16 megapixel camera that also boasts of an optical zoom of 10x. Samsung though is still calling it a smartphone and is claiming to be the first device of its class to offer 10x zoom. Whether its intended clientele also views the S4 Zoom as a smartphone or a digital camera with phone calling capabilities remains to be seen.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 itself boasts of an impressive image capturing and processing capabilities. However, as if that is not enough, the S4 Zoom takes things to newer heights. Among the cool innovative features that S4 Zoom boasts of include its ability to take pictures even when the device is being used to talk to a person. The image then can be transferred to the person you have been talking to. The Story Timeline is another cool addition to the S4 Zoom where the pictures can be arranged in a manner that will make it easy to be viewed in a timeline.
As for its specs, there is nothing much to cry home about. The device is powered by a dual core processor having a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. A 4.3 inch display having a resolution of 960 x 540 makes up the viewable area. The S4 Zoom runs the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. However, Samsung is yet to come out with the exact pricing or when the device is expected to reach markets.
The other derivatives of the Galaxy S4 that Samsung has come up with include the S4 Active and the S4 Mini.