Samsung announces 16-megapixel Galaxy S4 Zoom

Samsung announces 16-megapixel Galaxy S4 Zoom


Samsung made it official today, the 16-megapixel Galaxy S4 Zoom is coming. Announced on Wednesday, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean handset is equal parts cutting-edge smartphone and digital camera.

Details for the camera aspect include 10x optical zoom, 16-megapixels, OIS 24-240mm and F3.1-F6.3, and a Xenon Flash. There are more than two dozen camera modes to choose from, ensuring you’re able to capture the perfect moment in a perfect way.

As for the smartphone aspect, well, it’s a Samsung Galaxy S4, of sorts. Features include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor (varies by region), a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, 8GB internal storage, 1.5GB RAM, and a 2330mAh battery. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom offers a front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera,  microSD (up to 64GB), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE,HSPA+ 21Mbps, 3G, and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n 5GHz.

In terms of software, the Galaxy S4 Zooom features a host of Samsung apps, including S Voice, S Translator, Group Play, Story Album, Samsung Link, and Samsung ChatOn. There are, of course, a number of new camera-related functions thrown in the mix as well.

Price and availability details have yet to be announced but we expect more details to surface before long.

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  1. Russell Bishop
    June 12, 10:18 Reply

    And yet the Android homescreen does not show in Landscape, which is a pretty big deal for a camera.

        • Danny Peters
          June 12, 10:38 Reply

          That’s a proper #firstworldproblem. Do you know for certain that it’s the case? The pic up there might be a) mocked up, or b) done without the setting enabled. Even if you’re right, yes, samsung should have made it an option, but it’s hardly that big a deal to fix it in about 90 seconds.

          • rockwilder87
            June 12, 12:26

            landscape mode is useless in the homescreen, i let off the auto rotation of my nexus 7 ans my sgs2 because of this

          • innocuo
            June 17, 21:38

            considering this looks like a first world camera/phone, then it’s not unreasonable to have first world problems with it :)

            I do think it’s pretty cool though, and home screen rotation is not a big deal. But I’ll wait and see. My biggest concern with these gadgets is always battery life.

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