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Galaxy S4 Zoom 16 MP cameraphone tipped as Samsung's answer to Nokia EOS and Sony Honami

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Galaxy S4 Zoom 16 MP cameraphone tipped as Samsung's answer to Nokia EOS and Sony Honami
We've been hearing rumors on an exclusive One Sony phone, codenamed Honami, that will sport Cyber-shot quality camera, not to mention the Nokia Lumia EOS and the 928 that got all but confirmed today, and Samsung is apparently also reading those rumors, preparing to strike with a cameraphone of its own.

The handset is supposed to be called Galaxy S4 Zoom, coded as SM-C1010, and, you guessed it, will feature a beefed-up camera sensor, to the tune of 16 MP, as opposed to the 13 MP unit in the S4. If you recall, the Galaxy Camera sports precisely the same resolution, so it might be a similar sensor.

As the name implies, Samsung might be stuffing optical zoom capabilities in there, but the rest of the rumored specs are mid-range - a 4.3” qHD SAMOLED display, 8 GB of storage plus supported microSD card up to 64 GB, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS. Android Jelly Bean will be running the show plus the inevitable TouchWiz Nature UX. Processor and RAM aren't disclosed yet.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is supposed to land in the summer with the obligatory black and white color choices. Whether it will be enough to battle the rumored Nokia EOS and Sony Honami, remains to be seen, but we'll be sure to stage a cage match when these camera monsters when they hit the office.

source: Sammobile

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posted on 07 May 2013, 04:44 30

1. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


This type of phones tend to be bulky for the camera lens right.

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:32 48

33. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Samsung Galaxy Zoom huh... Let me predict what's coming next. One will be released every 2 weeks.

- Samsung Galaxy Zoom Active (waterproof/dustproof/rugged)
- Samsung Galaxy Zoom Mini
- Samsung Galaxy Aperture
- Samsung Galaxy Aperture Active
- Samsung Galaxy Aperture Mini
- Samsung Galaxy Macro
- Samsung Galaxy Macro Active
- Samsung Galaxy Macro Mini
- Samsung Galaxy ISO
- Samsung Galaxy ISO Active
- Samsung Galaxy ISO Mini
- Samsung Galaxy EV
- Samsung Galaxy EV Active
- Samsung Galaxy EV Mini
- Samsung Galaxy CMOS
- Samsung Galaxy CMOS Active
- Samsung Galaxy CMOS Mini
- Samsung Galaxy Boss Mode
- Samsung Galaxy God Mode

Guess what, probably none of the above could beat Nokia's 808/EOS and Sony Honami.

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:41 17

52. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Awesome dude, that was Really funny xD

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:21 7

59. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


you forgot S4 mini

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:20 9

64. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


And if this would be the case how is this bad? Samsung are giving more and more choice which is only good for consumers...

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:27 4

66. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


if certain companies start to spam your e-mail address with almost the same offerings every week, do you still consider it as good for you as consumer, and would you still feel like having more choice?

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:49 7

69. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Since when did Samsung start spamming your email with new phones... Electronic products are a different thing from say your average supermarket... More choice means better range of phones... Better android... Stop dissing sammy

posted on 08 May 2013, 10:19

102. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


great to see that you got the point of my example. nevermind. :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:00 3

79. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


hey dude.. do you ever think those phone will available in every country in this world??? NO!! samsung releasing different product for different country/market.. just like they always release the dual sim card galaxy family mostly in asia but not in europe or US.. you don't have to care what phone samsung will offer.. because it may not come to your country..

posted on 07 May 2013, 16:12 4

77. SleepingOz (unregistered)


What's funny is, like some users pointed out, the GSIII had almost no problem beating up the Lumia 920 in most cases.

posted on 07 May 2013, 16:21 1

78. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


we get it, your a samsung bumboy and if your not getting paid then your truly wasting your time

s3 beating up the 920 is how you put it well if suddenly these phones can beat each other up then the 920 will snap the s3 in half

as for which is best its all down to preference, what the person needs or wants etc so hush fanboy

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:06 3

80. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


hey dude.. so do you thing "real photographer" will prefer the unrealistic and oversaturated picture from your lumia 920?? sorry i have to say as an "amateur" photographer i still prefer the much realistic colour reproduction picture taken by the s3.. even though the lumia has sharper image than the s3 but the stupidy unrealistic , oversaturated and overly warm image doesn't suite me..

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:43 1

83. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


lmao you just proven you know nothing and even i who take pics for a hobby can set you straight

fiirst off this

''i still prefer the much realistic colour reproduction picture taken by the s3''

you do know the s3 has never been known for its natural colours, thats where nokia have always been better. the s3 adds loads of post processing saturatin the pictures sharpening them to make them look attractive to the eye to fool those who just see shiny colourful pics....i.e. you

you should take some classes in photography if your going to sit there and say the s3 produces natural colours...........unvelievable how blind your fanboys are cant admit the truth

i will set you straight-the s3 produces saturated pics with post processing like the iphones do to make them more visually appealing. nokia and even sony to an extend produce the more natural colours that some see as dull

didnt you once say you were leaving this site for good? why come back you werent missed

posted on 07 May 2013, 19:10 2

93. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


c'mon boy if you really want to know what natural colour means just take your decent dslr then take a picture.. after that take an s3 and lumia 920 capture the same picture.. you will see wich one has the closer colour reproduction to your dslr.. enough said dude cause i've done it before using my old canon 550d and my s3 and my friend's lm920.. yeah i know most of people still will be WOW by lumia's "exaggerating everything" camera.. but it far from what you called "natural".. lol shame on you.. :D

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:54 3

85. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Oh, here's the butthurt nokia fanboy.
LMAO! Every camera comparison between those two came to the same conclusion. Truth is a bitter pill to swallow. Deal with it! =]

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:58 1

86. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


really has it now samsung paid troll

even though thats bs lets entertain your crap

your saying the s3 beats the 920 in the camera department, even though its more then on par in daylight with it and better at low light......when its comes to video the s3 cant compete

let me guess the s3 also beats the 808 right?

posted on 07 May 2013, 18:09 3

87. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The only good thing about the L920 is OIS.

"your saying the s3 beats the 920 in the camera department, even though its more then on par in daylight with it"

Yeah, keep lying to yourself.
Otherwise the camera comparisons from GSMArena and PA are here, just in case you wanna wake up from your denial. =]

No one is talking about the 808 here. It's GSIII's 8mp camera against L920's 8mp. Fleeing by deviating from the main topic when not being able to cope, as usual! LMAO!

posted on 07 May 2013, 18:16 1

88. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


considering the main topic is possible samsung answers to upcoming nokia and sony devices and you praising your beloved s3...you went way off from the start bumboy

its so funny you get paid well ? you shouldnt for your crap im sure samsung can do better in there trolls.

and your not wanting to talk about the 808 as you would have to admit your s3 wouldnt stand a chance.

you must be one of those arrogant little pricks that talk crap and think they can talk down to people. i will wait for you to get your fanboy help i remember you need a good 3-4 others to help you and make you feel good

ohh and dont spend all your sammy money at once

posted on 07 May 2013, 18:34 3

89. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The topic I started with my comment, which was directed to EXkurogane, was about the only fair camera comparison between Nokia and Samsung; the GSIII and the Lumia 920 since both are 8MP 2012 flagships. And that's the main reason why the 808 is excluded from most SMARTphone comparison.

Haha AD HOMINEM, as usual! Spewing BS to deviate from the topic doesn't actually count as valid arguments. You must be really frustrated for not being able to bring a single valid argument, aren't you?
Try again! =]

http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/ad-hominem.html
Suits you well.. haha

posted on 07 May 2013, 14:20

76. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i think sammy only answer in their dream........still can't beat nokia......there so many years ahead......!!!

posted on 07 May 2013, 23:25

96. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


hahaha....first of all in camera department no m@@@f@@@r cheap chinese samd@@g stuff can beat nokia . If i have to buy a cam i would rather buy a canon or nikon. Why buy smthng stupid datsnot even a quality product. Lmfao. An idiot will buy such a dud.....even their next generation cant match nokia,s camera. Yup sony has that extra stuff to compete against nokia, but since last few years sony is going down vid camera. Hope to see a cybershot ......grow up samd@@g and stop fooling everyone with this cheap publicity , u cant beat nokia in phonecamra dept and nikon, canon in caera department

posted on 07 May 2013, 23:29

97. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


blah... blah.. blah.. makes me wanna puke kid... -_-!

posted on 08 May 2013, 06:22

99. WyclefJean (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I wonder if u were born just now..

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:45 25

2. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


4.3? qHD? Like a galaxy camera? Bulky?

Then im not excited

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:50 35

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Nokia is years ahead in camera tech. I'm sure that SS won't manage to pack sensor like pureview even in 400gm body.

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:02 34

12. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


samsung is nothing in imaging against nokia/..........

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:37 8

61. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


damn right about that,when it comes to imaging nokia is the KING!!!

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:50 14

4. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


adding phone function to the galaxy camera and rebranding it as an S4 sibling. how original and innovative sammy...
srsly, the train with the 808 went away a long time ago, why would they still force such ridiculous ideas? both the eos and the 928 will still be smartphones that fit in the hand, not a canon 550d sized monster... definitely uncalled for.

posted on 07 May 2013, 04:55 9

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


you should become a new editor, you already know what the specs and the looks of the new galaxy S4 zoom.

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:54 9

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You ought to recieve a medal for blindness.
98% of the spec profile is listed up there...
And of course, you don't expect a phone to be 8mm slim with an optical zoom lens.
Let's see...
Galaxy S4 zoom...another addition to the ever expanding Galaxy series!
That's 5 S4 variants including this one...boy!

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