Well, we expected it, you all saw the leaked images. It’s the love child of the Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy S4. That x10 Optical Zoom camera is a 16 megapixel unit and has “enhanced SMART modes, IOS 24-240mm, F3.1-F6.3″ (I’m guessin gthat the photography buffs will understand that. It also packs a 4.3” qHD sAMOLED (960×540) pixel screen with a 2,330mAh battery, WiFi, NFC, aGPS, 8GB storage and further space through the microSD card slot.
No dates just yet on this, but Samsung tell us it’ll arrive “this summer” in the UK and pricing will be heading our way nearer to that time.
The S4 Zoom has many of the same features of the S4 but with the addition of fully-fledged professional camera kit around the back. No blocky digital-only zoom shots here, and no need to carry around two devices (I’m asuming that there are still some who do that).
Get the full press release and more shots below. Here’s the full specs first..
|LTE||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)|
|3G||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4.3 inch qHD sAMOLED (960×540) screen|
|1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor*The selection of AP will be differed by markets|
|Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Main (Rear): 16 Mega pixel with x10 Optical Zoom and enhanced SMART Modes, OIS24-240mm, F3.1-F6.3Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera|
|ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200Continuous Shot: 4fps MAX with AFFormat: JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIFXenon Flash,SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/S/M/C), My Mode|
|Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson SparkRecording & Playback: Full HD (1920×1080 30p)|
|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 a/b/g/n 5GHzNFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)A-GPS + GLONASS|
|Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light|
|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.*available capacity varies and storage is less due to phone software|
|125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm, 208g (with standard battery)|
SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE GALAXY S4 ZOOM – THE FIRST SMARTPHONE TO OFFER 10X OPTICAL ZOOM
The ultimate smartphone and camera experience in one
12 June 2013, London, UK– Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the SamsungGalaxyS4 Zoom, a new device that combines the stylish heritage of theGalaxyS4 smartphone with advanced photographic capabilities.
Part of theGalaxyS4 family, theGalaxyS4 Zoom is the result of Samsung$B!G(Bs mission to create a single device that can fulfill the role of both an industry-leading smartphone, and a high-end compact camera. Combining 10x Optical Zoom, a 16 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash with the very latest SamsungGalaxyS4 technology, theGalaxyS4 Zoom sets new standards for mobile photography.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said:’Combining our industry leading expertise in digital imaging and smartphones, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is a converged device that delivers on all fronts and is a product we are excited to be bringing to the market.’
Revolutionary new interface
You can do everything and miss nothing thanks to the revolutionary new Zoom Ring,a simple and intuitive way to access the GalaxyS4 Zoom$B!G(Bs key features. When you are in the middle of a phone call and you see something you absolutely have to share, a quick twist of the Zoom Ring will activate the In-Call Photo Share feature, letting you capture and send an image directly via MMS to whoever you are talking to.
For easy camera navigation, the Zoom Ring can be used to activate the Quick Launch and Shortcut features, giving you instant access to multiple camera modes including Auto, Gallery and Smart Mode with just a simple twist.
Revolutionising conventional camera zoom controls, the Optical zoom control replaces traditional dials and buttons with smooth, easy-to-operate digital controls making it even easier to take professional and accurate shots.
Capture the best images
TheGalaxyS4 Zoom$B!G(Bs best-in-class 10x Optical Zoomand 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor lets you capture beautiful images from far away or up close and personal, in all light conditions, without having to carry heavy camera gear. The built-in Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) helps keep the camera perfectly still even when you are not, reducing blur and stabilising the image when zooming in for high-quality photos and videos.
Photo Suggest instantly connects you to huge libraries of images taken by fellow photographers, to help you find and compose your best shots, anywhere in the world. Photo Suggest can even direct you to the ideal nearby location which will give you the vantage point you need for that perfect photo.
TheGalaxyS4 Zoom also features Samsung$B!G(Bs popular Smart Mode. Simply choose from a series of pre-set modes and the camera will automatically adjust to ensure you capture the best photo possible. Use Drama Shot to merge continuous shots of moving objects into a single composed image, or Action Freeze to instantly capture high-speed action. If you are not sure which Smart Mode to select, the Smart Mode Suggest feature can assess the scene for you and provide a list of the best options based on light levels, focal length, or face detection, ensuring you always get the shot you want.
Unlimited entertainment in the palm of your hand
TheGalaxyS4 Zoom’s heritage is evident throughout, from its sleek and stylish design to the powerful, yet intuitive user interface. Running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2, theGalaxyS4 zoom boasts many of the same features as the recently launchedGalaxyS4, including Touchwiz, which lets you fully customise various aspects of your device including the lock screen and notification bar, for a truly personal mobile experience.
Perfect for keen travellers, Story Albumlets you arrange all of your favourite images and videos into one timeline to share with friends and loved ones. You can also edit images and even order prints directly from the device through a partnership with blurb*. If you would rather transfer your images to your laptop or tablet for safe keeping, Samsung Link lets you do so quickly and easily with just the touch of a button. Alternatively, you can sync all of your data in your own personal cloud through HomeSync,providing the ultimate peace of mind and ensuring your images and videos are waiting for you whenever you need them.
TheGalaxyS4 Zoom also features the new Samsung Hub,a one-stop destination for all of the latest music, videos, books and games. Search, download and enjoy all of your favourite entertainment at the touch of a button, directly from your device. Share a new track or game with your friends using Group Playand connect directly with their Samsung devices so you can all listen and play together, without the need for a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom will be available in the UK this summer, with UK shipping dates to be confirmed nearer the time.