Here's your first look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Here's your first look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
At the Samsung Premiere event on June 20th, we are expecting the Korean based manufacturer to roll out the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. On Friday, we finally got a chance to see the latter model, assuming that the rendering of the device that accompanies this article is legitimate. The phone looks like the offspring of a hook-up between the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

The model has a shutter button added which is an important touch for a camera-centric device. The phone is equipped with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen with 540 x 960 resolution (qHD).  A dual-core 1.6GHz processor does the heavy lifting and the 16MP rear-facing camera is equipped with a 10X optical zoom. Sammy's TouchWiz Nature UX runs on top of Android 4.2.2. The handset comes with 8GB of native storage that can be expanded with the use of the unit's 64GB capacity microSD slot.

The rendering makes the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom look like a handful. Any takers?

Rendering purportedly of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Rendering purportedly of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom


source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(13h 3G talk time)

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48 Comments

1. JaseelEbrahim

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

That's one hell of a ugly phone

13. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i see it as more of a camera with built in phone capabilities :P

15. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

hahaha... my first impression... lol

18. phljcnth

Posts: 550; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

What do you expect from a device with 10× optical zoom? Compact cameras are still relatively thick, what more adding phone functionality in it. If you don't like it then it's not for you. Nobody forces you to buy it.

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Very true, looks ugly. Even the specs are downgraded. ®

27. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

first time when you are right

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

EOS is way better....waiting for photo taken by eos.

30. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

This is innovation, bro... A Galaxy S4 and duct taped together with Galaxy Camera, and it should be named Samsung Galaxy S4 Tumor.

45. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You can do that with duct tape? Where do I get some? I want to duct tape all my HTC, Sony, and Nokia products with something good because they currently suck compare to my Samsung products.

50. Trex95

Posts: 2358; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hahahah XD

2. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Won't be on par with Nokia Lumia EOS. And dual-core? They should have at least retained the quad-core of Galaxy Camera. And qHD? What's the point of viewing high quality 16mp shots on a 540x960 screen?

14. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

full retard

3. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Should be called the Galaxy S4 Mini Zoom (Since it has similar specs to the S4 Mini), or the Galaxy S4 Zoom Mini

7. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

No this one is for later

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Really now ? add a big ol lense on the phone? it does look ugly it probably weighs a ton

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Holy Molly was not expecting that....don't think will quite be on par with eos but will outsell it....10x optical zoom is good but 16mp compared to 41mp is not amazing....

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Why they call it S4 if there is nothing it got from the real S4 ?

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I don't normally like camera phones, but I have to say I like this... a lot less than I like Lumia EOS. That one at least looks good, and I think probably even has a better camera. Samsung is definitely watering down the brand of the Galaxy label. Take note of this HTC... don't water down the One branding.

9. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

And i thought they couldn't make the galaxy line uglier.

10. HASHTAG unregistered

I would not want to let anyone see me talking on this camera.

11. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I highly doubt it will look like this if its only 3mp more even with the 10x zoom. It looks like they got a phone and strapped a camera to the back.

12. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Oh......Stick with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2.... Don't make this.....

16. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

this will be a flop like the Galaxy Camera... lol

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think that with that high of "quality" of camera on a device, the minimal amount of storage should be 32Gb. On a similar but different note, I think that the "standard" minimal amount of storage on any new high-end device should start becoming 32Gb. That or manufacturers should start including minimal of an 8Gb microSD with devices.

20. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Fugly phone.

22. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

So, i what world this is better than the Nokia eos

23. wendygarett unregistered

Looks cool to me

31. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

shutup

34. arashmoeen

Posts: 14; Member since: May 31, 2013

indeed shutup :))

24. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Samsung- Inspired by the year 1999

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