Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom goes official

Finally another variant from Samsung Galaxy S4 line. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is the first hybrid smartphone and camera that offered Xenon flash and 10x optical zoom. Bear in mind it is still a smartphone and difference from Samsung Galaxy Camera.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Key Specification :

  • 4.3" Super AMOLED display with 960x540 of resolution
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory with expandable microSD
  • 16MP back facing camera with 1080p video recording @ 30fps
  • 24mm-240mm with f3.1-6.3
  • LTE
  • 2330mAh
  • Android 4.2.2

Pricing and availability still unknown.

My Opinion : The spec is rather similar with Galaxy S4 mini. I am quite curious on the sensor size they use. If it is still 1/3.2, I really felt that no point getting this unless you're really desperate for the optical zooming. If the price is competitive with Galaxy Camera, I'll take Galaxy Camera anytime for bigger camera sensor, more optical zoom and quad core processor. I just lost the telephony function.