Samsung officially launched the new Galaxy S4 Zoom, a hybrid device that combined the full phone functionality of the Galaxy S4 smartphone and the versatile camera and video function of the Galaxy Camera.
The compact GALAXY S4 zoom is equipped with a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor and features a 10X optical zoom or 24mm to 240 mm focal length equivalent, which will allow the user to capture beautiful and high quality images from various distances in any given lighting conditions.
Furthermore, this cameraphone has a built-in Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), which helps keep the camera perfectly still, reducing blur and stabilizing the image while zoomed in for high-quality photos and videos.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone is built with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16 million colors at 540 X 960 pixels resolution and it is reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
This hybrid cameraphone runs on Android OS, v4.2.2 or popularly known as “Jelly Bean” and features powerful and intuitive user interface similar to features found in GALAXY S4.
It has Samsung’s latest Touchwiz UI, which lets you fully customize various features of your device including the lock screen and notification bar–for a truly personal mobile experience.
One interesting feature of this hybrid cameraphone is the revolutionary Zoom Ring, which allows the user to activate the In-Call Photo Share feature by letting the user in a middle of a call to take pictures and send it directly via MMS to whoever the user is talking.
The Zoom ring can also be used to activate the Quick Launch and Shortcut features providing access to multiple camera modes including Auto, Gallery and Smart Mode with a simple twist.
The Zoom Ring also revolutionizes conventional camera zoom controls with smooth, easy-to-operate digital controls providing professional-quality accuracy and ease of use with just a twist away, making it easy to compose a scene and capture wide-angle shots or tight close-ups.
It only weighs 208 grams allowing the user to comfortably take it anywhere, anytime, unlike the cumbersome DSLR camera gear.
“The Samsung GALAXY S4 zoom represents yet another step forward in the way Samsung is working to enhance the lives of our customers around the world,” said JK Shin, President and CEO, Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, during the camera phone’s launch in London.
“As communication continues to become increasingly visual in nature, people wish to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible, but often do not have the space or inclination to carry a dedicated camera for this purpose. The GALAXY S4 zoom changes this forever, combining the industry leading functionality and connectivity of the GALAXY S4 with the high quality photographic experience you’d expect from a compact camera. The result is truly the best of both worlds, without compromise.”
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom specifications:
Network: LTE 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz 4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps): up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market) 3G
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 3G (HSPA＋ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Display: 4.3 inch qHD sAMOLED (960×540) screen
AP: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
＊The selection of AP will be differed by markets
OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera: Main (Rear): 16 Mega pixel with x10 Optical Zoom and enhanced SMART Modes, OIS
24-240mm, F3.1-F6. Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Continuous Shot: 4fps MAX with AF
Format: JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF
Xenon Flash, SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/S/M/C), My Mode
Video: Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1920×1080 30p)
Audio: Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, apt-X
SMART Mode(25): Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot,
Best face, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze,
Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace
Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON
S Voice, S Translator
Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games
Story Album, Trip Advisor, Paper Artist
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Downloads, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, Google Settings, Google Plus,
Google Local, Google Play Store, Google Messenger, Google Navigation, Youtube,
Google Talk, Voice Search, Google Play Movie & TV, Google Play books, Google Play Music, Google Play Magazine
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4＋5GHz
NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
A-GPS ＋ GLONASS
Sensor: Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light
Memory: 8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 5GB) ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB) 1.5GB RAM
＊User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
Dimension: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm, 208g (with standard battery)