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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Announced

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Posted by emerson_shei

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Key Features:

- 3G Network: HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz (HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps)

- 4G Network: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL)

- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band, Wi-Fi HotSpot, Bluetooth v4.0 With A2DP, EDR, MicroUSB v2.0 OTG And NFC


- Dimensions: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm

- Weight: 208 Grams

- Display 4.3" Super Amoled WXGA qHD (~256 Ppi Pixel Density)

- 8 GigaBytes Memory Internal (User Memory Approximately 3GB)

- MicroSD (Up To 64 GB)

- 1.5 GigaByte Ram (1.215 GigaBytes After The System Boot)

- CPU Samsung Dual - Core Cortex A9 Exynos 4212 1.512 GHz (SemiConductor Technology 32 nm)

- GPU Mali-400MP4 (Quad - Core Graphics @266 MHz)

- Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Planned Upgrade To 4.4.2 (KitKat)

- Story Album

- S Travel (TripAdvisor)

- S Voice

- S Health

- WatchON

- Group Play

- IR Blaster

- Dropbox (50 GB storage)

- 16 MP With OIS And Xenon Flash

- CamCorder FullHD 1080p @30 FPS (720p@60fps)

- 1.9 MP Front Chat Camera (720p Video Capture)

- Standard Battery Li-Ion 2330 mAh

- Available In White Frost And Black Mist Colors

Samsung officially announced its latest cameraphone running Android and it's called the Galaxy S4 Zoom. It's basically a hybrid between the Galaxy S4 mini and the Galaxy Camera, combining solid smartphone functionality with the versatility of a zoom lens and a proper flash.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom built around a 4.3" Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Under the hood the smartphone sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. The hybrid has a footprint similar to the Galaxy S4 mini, but is notably thicker at 125.5x63.5x15.4 mm.
It's also notably heavier at 208g, but that was to be expected given the much larger camera module and the proper grip.

The key selling point of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom though, is its camera, which has 16MP sensor, a 10x zoom and a xenon flash. It's capable of 10x optical zoom, which is less than the 21x zoom of the Galaxy Camera, but has nicely sounding 24mm wide lens, which we believe is more important.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is capable of 1080p video recording @ 30fps and (720p@60fps) and on paper sounds to be a promising snapper. The smartphone runs Android 4.2.2 with Samsung's TouchWiz coating on top.

The battery has 2330mAh, so it should be able to take you through a day of smartphone usage and calls even if you do more than the occasional photo.
Since we had the chance to play with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, we bring you a few live photos of the device.

The internal memory is 8GB, expandable by up to 64GB via the hot-swappable microSD card slot. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and A-GPS. The Samsung S4 Zoom will be able to make phone calls and supports 3G with HSPA and even LTE connectivity.

Technichal Specifications Digital Camera Galaxy S IV Zoom:

* Optical Assembly: Samsung Lens (24mm in 35mm equiv.)
* F-Number: f/3.1 (Wide Angle) And f/6.3 (Telephoto)
* Focal Length: 4.30mm - 43mm (35 mm film equivalent: 24 - 240 mm)
* Focus Range: 10 Cm - Infinity
* Iso Sensitivity: 100 - 3200
* Shutter Speed: Max - (16s) / Min - (1/2000s)
* Image Stabilization: Yes (Optical Lens)
* Zoom: 10x Optical Zoom
* Continuous Shot: 4fps
* Features Digital Camera: Touch Focus - Face Detection - Smile Detection - Panorama - HDR And Geo - Tagging
* Flash: Led (3rd Generation) And Xenon (3rd Generation)
* Reach In Shooting Of Flash: Up To 6 Meters
* AF Light: Yes (Led 3rd Generation)
* ISP: Fujitsu M9MO
* Image Sensor: CMOS BSI SAMSUNG S5K2P1
* Format:1/2.33"
* Surface: (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.34 Microns
* Total Pixel Are Used: 4672 x 3552 - 16.59 MP
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 4608 x 3456 For (4:3) Or 4608 x 2592 For (16:9)
* Other Features: Dual Shot And Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording

Technichal Specifications Digital Camcorder Galaxy S IV Zoom:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: FULLHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 17.3 Mbps
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 256 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz
* Light Assist For The Record Video: No
* Features Digital Camcorder: Optical Video Stabilization And Continuous Autofocus

Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camera Galaxy S IV Zoom:

* Optical Assembly: Samsung Lens
* Construction Lens: 4 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/2.8
* Focal Length: 2.50mm
* Iso Sensitivity: 100 - 1000
* Format: 1/6"
* Surface: (3.00 mm x 2.40 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.75 Microns
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 1392 x 1392

Below Some Synthetic Benchmarks:


















[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2014-07-06 05:30 ]

Posted by Away
And some people find phablets embarrassing to hold against their ear...

Posted by badassmam
That is hideous and I bet the new Nokia will have take better images too. Yes you would look like a prat talking on that, it's one of those 'hands-free kit only' phones.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
I dont't know what will be more interesting about this... The hate it will generate from people who dislike Samsung or how it will do against the Nokia EOS and normal GS4, either way, it's going to be one hell of a thing to watch

Posted by DentyCracker
It looks okay to me, and I hate Samsung

Posted by Ranjith
Would like to see how think the top-rear is...would be kinda weird if its too thick considering no maker put in Optical Zoom all these years in a phone coz it would have been thick!

Posted by razec
The old W880 camera phone from South Korea looks way better, but it's good that Samsung knows how important optical zoom is if a Smartphones are supposed to replace compact cameras

Posted by Bonovox

Posted by Shino03
So how thick will this be? The galaxy camera is 34mm
[ This Message was edited by: Shino03 on 2013-06-09 03:41 ]

Posted by Del
Oh dear, the idea is great, I mean how long have we all said that we want a camera phone with optical zoom but it looks
Mind you if this is the start of Sammy designing specific camera phones then it can only be a good thing, pushing technology and getting it smaller in future designs.

Posted by Bonovox
There has been optical zooms before in phone cameras from Sharp,Samsung,Nokia but they were all ugly. But this is horrid imagine making a call on that thing??
[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2013-06-09 20:27 ]

Posted by daviep
would still prefer a xenon flash on the galaxy s series rather than the ugly bulging lens/optical zoom

Posted by cu015170
It puts the size of the 808 in perspective, doesn't it...

Posted by Bonovox
It makes the 808 look anorexic

Posted by razec
They should maintain the flash guide number from the Galaxy Camera, it's the most powerful Smartphone flash the market has seen yet, and it'll be a shame for Samsung if they will reduce the power output just to make the S4 Zoom thinner

Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Official With 10x Optical Zoom, OIS, Xenon And Android 4.2


Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Preview: First Look


Posted by emerson_shei
Great device, great release

Posted by razec
Samsung lens?

They should've used Schneider Kreuznach instead

nice design though, it looks better than Galaxy Camera

Posted by reeflotz
Looked at the preview sample images on gsmarena, the camera is just average if not worse imo, camera seems to suffer from overblown highlights and purple fringing which looks like the lens is definitely the one to blame. Corner softness seems to be also present.
[ This Message was edited by: reeflotz on 2013-06-12 12:05 ]

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom official with 10x zoom, Android 4.2

[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2013-06-12 12:08 ]

Posted by emerson_shei
Great Review Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom


Posted by Bonovox

Posted by etaab
I don't really like it either. Last year I thought it was a good idea with the Galaxy camera, but then I saw the camera samples which were not as good as a regular compact camera. I don't expect this to be much better. Also, the screen was poor compared to the S3, which really matters to me. The screen on this should have been a super amoled HD screen.

I know its great for geeks but it'll never be attractive to the masses. Its a novelty.

Posted by emerson_shei
Great Previews Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom


[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2013-06-13 09:28 ]

Posted by emerson_shei

Posted by emerson_shei
[Samsung GALAXY S4 Zoom] Official Lifestyle Demo Video


Posted by Tsepz_GP
Samsung unveils the king of camera phones – the 16-megapixel Galaxy S4 Zoom


On 2013-06-13 07:55:37, emerson_shei wrote:

I really like this , I can see it being put in many magazines, newspapers, websites etc... The best part is that the phone looks very different from all the slim slates out there, it looks like a true Camera Phone, if Samsung do this right, it will have other phone makers scrambling to make a similar device, much like how it had them scrambling to make phablets once they showed that you can make ridiculously large screened Smartphones a success.

Posted by Bonovox
Similar devices have been made before from someone named Altek or something. I don't like it I would never carry that thing around

Remember this

[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2013-06-13 18:27 ]

Posted by Bonovox
Is it a camera with a phone or a phone with a camera?? Has it got full manual controls like the Galaxy Camera??

Posted by emerson_shei
The Galaxy S4 Zoom has the best and most advanced camera of any smartphone Android known to man
OIS + Xenon Flash + Optical Zoom 10 X + The Zoom Ring are fabulous and unique
[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2013-06-13 18:33 ]

Posted by Bonovox
Most advanced camera on a phone known to man?? Lumia 928 has Xenon flash,OIS & lossless zoom who needs a fat optical zoom sticking out your smartphone like that?? Have you seen how daft it looks when sat on a table??
[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2013-06-13 20:08 ]

Posted by emerson_shei
The Galaxy S4 Zoom has the best and most advanced camera of any SMARTPHONE ANDROID known to man !

Posted by Bonovox
What just cos it has a zoom?? Now this would be a killer camera with Android(well WP8 I would prefer)

[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2013-06-13 20:55 ]

Posted by emerson_shei
Not only that! And yes just cos it has a Zoom Optical 10X + OIS + Xenon Flash + Variable Aperture + Zoom Ring and great image sensor (1/2.33'') obviously large when compared to other smartphones!
[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2013-06-13 21:09 ]

Posted by Shino03
1/2.2" is not that large! the 808 has 1/1.2"! It's really awkward having that bulging lens on this phone. I would salute samsung if they had the optical zoom without that bulge just like on other high-end point n shoot cameras

Posted by emerson_shei
Image sensor 1/2.33" is large when compared to other smartphone as Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Nokia Lumia 920, 925 and 928!

Posted by Away

On 2013-06-14 04:57:20, emerson_shei wrote:
Image sensor 1/2.33" is large when compared to other smartphone as Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Nokia Lumia 920, 925 and 928!

And so is the mountain coming out it's back.

I'm certain the 808 will beat this in image quality.

Anyway, Samsung tells the joke of the month.


Posted by emerson_shei
Weekend Watch: Nokia 808 PureView Vs Samsung Galaxy SIV Zoom


Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review


Posted by emerson_shei
Video Review


Posted by emerson_shei
Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Vs Galaxy S4 Vs HTC One Vs iPhone 5


Posted by emerson_shei
Crossover Smartphones: Nokia 808 PureView Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom (Intro)


Posted by emerson_shei
Shootout: Nokia 808 PureView Vs Galaxy S4 Zoom (Part 2)


Posted by emerson_shei
The Nokia 808 Pureview successor - on Android ? (Galaxy S4 Zoom, Part 3)


Posted by emerson_shei
New Video Promo


Posted by emerson_shei
[Samsung GALAXY S4 Zoom] Official Hands On Video


Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review By TechRadar


Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review: Best Cameraphone Ever ?


Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review: Lights, Camera, Android, Action !


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