As expected new variants of the Galaxy S4 were announced during the Samsung Premiere event that was held on 20th June. The event introduced three Galaxy S4 variants. The three new devices that were showcased at the event were already announced by Samsung. However, the event was arranged to make the world know about the arrival of the new products.
Samsung’s sales and marketing manager, JD Lee said that they want to offer its customers wide range of options by taking innovation to a new level. He said that the Galaxy S4 Active is meant for people who play outdoor sports. The Galaxy S4 Mini is for people who do not like to carry bulk phones and the Galaxy S4 Zoom is meant for people who love snapping lots of photos. He also said that by announcing these three devices they have completed the S4 range.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
The mini version of the Galaxy S4 may appear small but is said to be extremely powerful. The fact is proved by the specs it houses. It comes with 4.3inch qHD Super AMOLED display, internal storage capacity of 8GB, powerful 1900mAh battery, 8MP camera and 1.9MP cam at the front.
The Galaxy S4 Mini is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU which delivers a CPU speed of 1.7GHz and 1.5GB RAM. On its external memory slot, you can use up to 64GB of microSD. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
At Samsung Premiere 2013 event, the Galaxy S4 Active was immersed in water and then removed out and photos were snapped using the very same. It showed that the phone was not at all affected by water. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has Ingress Protection rating of IP67 which makes it resistant to water, dust and extreme conditions. It remains undamaged by water if it is kept in 1 meter water for thirty minutes.
The aqua mode allows you to snap photos under the water. The touchscreen does not respond underwater. So, you will have to make use of volume buttons to snap photos in aqua mode. The tech specs of the Galaxy S4 Active are same as the original version with the only change in the rear camera. It has got 8MP camera at the rear and 2MP camera at the front. The original S4 has 13MP camera at the rear.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is pathbreaking phone which comes with 10x optical zoom feature. It is housed with 16MP camera coupled with Xenon flash which allows you to take great photos in low lighting conditions and optical image stabilization.
Apart from camera, the other specs of the Galaxy S4 Zoom is same as the original edition. The phone comes with an in-call picture feature that makes it possible to snap photos while you are on a phone call and send it to across to the person you are talking. The spin dial feature allows you to access the phone’s 25 smart modes. It offers 3 shooting modes as well.
The three new additions to the Galaxy S4 line are quite interesting devices. Let us know what you think of these new variants. Will you be interested in buying any of them?