On 12th of June in London, Samsung announced Galaxy S4 zoom; a hybrid that combines a camera and a phone. This is Samsung’s second attempt after the Galaxy camera based on S3. Galaxy S4 zoom combines S4 mini and a 16MP camera for those who seek to find these qualities in a single device.
As a phone it may not look so good to hold and use, but as a camera it has editorial software, a wide 24mm in 35mm equivalent lens, 10x Optical Zoom, a 16 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash. All combined with S4 technology. It has a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage memory with an additional storage capacity and also a front 1.9MP camera for video chats.
It is powered by Android jelly bean 4.2 including LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. It weights more than any normal smart phone but comes with the promise of “best of both worlds”. With this hybrid technology, Samsung is targeting a niche market; users who love capturing every moment of their lives. It offers 26 different modes and with the help of editorial software and Wi-Fi connectivity sharing and editing is also made easy.
It is no doubt gracefully designed with white exterior. The price of Galaxy S4 zoom is still not announced but it is rumoured to be around $600. It will be officially available to consumers this summer.
It also features the new Samsung Hub, a library for all of the latest music, videos, books and games. Search, download and enjoy all of your favorite entertainment at the touch of a button, directly from your device.
With the new hybrid technology Samsung is hoping to make a mark on the users just like all Galaxy smart phones have done so far.