The phone also comes with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/5GHz (ac), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), A-GPS connectivity options and a 2,330mAh battery. On the sensor front, the device has Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope and RGB Light sensors.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom features a 16-megapixel rear camera with CMOs sensor with 16x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) and Xenon Flash making it truely a hybrid camera come Android smartphone for photography enthusiasts. It also features a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera.
Samsung has also incorporated various features and modes in the software of the device as well to add to the camera capabilities of the device.The ISO can be adjusted up to 3200, something that is seldom seen in normal smartphones. The S4 Zoom is capable to click continuous shots at 4fps max with auto focus.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom also comes with 25 smart mode options, namely 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 and Smart mode suggest.
There is also an expert mode with P/S/M/C options, that let’s you click pictures in Program, Shutter Priority, Manual and Custom modes, just like a camera. There is also a special functionalities called ‘Zoom Ring’, so when yo are in the middle of a phone call, a twist of the Zoom Ring will activate the in-call photo share feature. The feature lets you capture and send an image directly via MMS to whoever you are talking to.
The S4 Zoom will also come preloaded with Samsung apps such as Samsung Hub, Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON, S Voice and S Translator.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is the last addition to the Galaxy S4 family. Samsung had also recently announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, a mid-range version of the Galaxy S4. The device has specifications similar to Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom key specifications
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD touchscreen display
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Dual-core 1.5GHz processor
- 8 GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
- 1.5GB RAM
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/5GHz (ac), NFC and Bluetooth 4.0
- 16-megapixel rear camera with Xenon flash, 10X Optical Zoom and 1.9 megapixel front camera
- Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyroscope and RGB light sensors
- 2,330mAh battery