Well, Samsung has launched another variant of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 and the latest variant is Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. This phone comes after the launch of the two variants, Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Active. Both of them have a specific thing which separates them from the flagship phone and in this case, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is no different. Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a camera-centric but that does not stop Samsung from giving it some powerful under-the-hood features. Let’s explore its features and specifications first and then we will tell you the expected price and availability. Read on!
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 540 x 960 pixels. It supports Multi Touch and uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the screen protection.
The front design of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is pretty much like Galaxy S4 but the back is totally different with that camera. But it looks gorgeous on the eyes and Samsung has definitely done some good work there.
It has 8 GB internal memory out of which 5 GB is user available. It has 1 GB of RAM. The good thing is that the memory can be expanded up to 64 GB using a microSD card so its great that Samsung doesn’t tie you down with the internal memory and allows such a big expansion of its memory.
It has GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, Infrared Port and microUSB v2.0 in the connectivity options so it is pretty much great in this section.
So now you come to the main part of this phone. It is a camera-centric phone with an actual point and shoot camera lens on its back. It is a 16 megapixels camera with autofocus and Xenon flash and features like Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, 10x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama. It can record HD (High Definition) videos. The phone also has a 1.9 megapixels secondary camera.
Sadly, we have a very limited information about this phone in this section. As of now, we only now that it has a 1.5 Dual-Core Ghz processor but we don’t know more information about the CPU.
It comes with the newest Android version, Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). The operating system will be accompanied with the TouchWiz user interface of Samsung.
Again, we have only limited information in this section. We only know that the battery of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will be a 2330 mAh battery. As of now, we have no information on the battery backup it is going to provide.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Launch: Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will launch in the third quarter (Q3) of 2013. For the price, there is no official confirmation but, we can guess that the phone will be price from Rs. 27,000 to Rs. 34,000. Because it has some great specifications and of course because of its camera.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: Will it be a Success or Not?
Some time back, Nokia had launched Nokia Pureview 808 which came with a brilliant camera and Symbian operating system. The phone was priced at Rs. 32K. Even the high price and a falling OS were not able to avoid some good sales for the phone.
Just imagine that now when such a camera-centric phone has come to Android and that too from Samsung, how much success will it get? So, I am expecting a lot from this Samsung smartphone.
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