It is official, guys – the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is coming to AT&T and it won't be long until the handset lands on the carrier's shelves. Samsung's camera-centric smartphone (or camera that can also make calls, if you will) is scheduled to launch on November 8, priced at $199.99 on a 2-year contract. Alternatively, the device can be purchased via the carrier's frequent upgrade plan, AT&T Next. The latter option puts a Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom in your hands in exchange for 20 equal monthly payments of $25 each.
For those who need a refresher, the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is an Android 4.2 smartphone that can easily put a basic point-and-shoot camera to shame. (Check out our S4 zoom camera comparison and see how it performs.) It features a 16MP camera with optical image stabilization, 10x optical zoom, a dedicated 2-stage camera key, and manual camera controls that let you fine tune the image to your liking. The hardware under the hood, however, is not as impressive. There's a dual-core Exynos 4212 processor running the show and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels gracing the handset's front. Being an AT&T smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom can fly on the carrier's LTE network, allowing you to quickly post those super-awesome images right after you take them.
Those who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom on a 2-year contract or on an AT&T Next installment may take advantage of a promo letting them grab a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for free – be it on a 2-year contract or with it added to an existing mobile share plan for $10 per month extra. Also, trading in a used phone when purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom entitles you to an AT&T promotion card worth a minimum of $100. The credit can be used towards the purchase of a connected tablet, new accessories, or a wireless service bill.
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Dallas, Texas, November 04, 2013 - Beginning Nov. 8, AT&T will be the first carrier in the U.S. to offer the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 zoom and customers will have the option to purchase for $25 a month on an AT&T Next installment agreement or $199.99 with a two-year wireless agreement. The Galaxy S 4 zoom offers customers a first-of-its-kind smartphone camera, which features 10x optical zoom and spin-to-focus manual control ring. It has the best qualities of the Galaxy S 4 smartphone series combined with the best of a compact point and shoot camera.
“Customers need more and more from their smartphones,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “With powerful, best-in-class optical zoom, in addition to easy access to day-to-day functions like email, social media and more, we’re able to offer customers the qualities they want and need all in one device with the Galaxy S 4 zoom.”
AT&T was the first to deliver Samsung’s Galaxy family of devices and has the best selection of Samsung Galaxy S 4 models in the U.S. with the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 4 Active™, Galaxy S 4 mini and now the Galaxy S 4 zoom.
The Galaxy S 4 zoom is a 4G LTE smartphone that features a 16-megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom. The lens has a manually adjustable zoom ring that allows users to spin to zoom in and out. The dedicated shutter button and Optical Image Stabilizer allow for effortless shooting. The Galaxy S 4 zoom captures video at 30fps in 1080p or 60fps at 720p, and features a built in Xenon flash and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone’s screen is a beautiful 4.3” Super AMOLED™ display.
Advanced camera features include:
10x Optical Zoom – Capture beautiful images from far away or up close accurately and easily
Smart Modes –Choose from one of 25 pre-set camera modes, like Sunset, Best Face, Drama, and Panorama to capture the best photo possible
16-megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor – The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer helps keep the camera perfectly still, reducing blur and stabilizing the imag
Galaxy family features include:
WatchON– Control your television and discover a rich TV viewing experience with the Integrated Infrared (IR) controller
S Beam –Provides fast, easy transfer of large files, such as photos videos and documents, with a single touch of the Galaxy S 4 zoom to another S Beam enabled Galaxy device, without needing a Wi-Fi connection or cell signal
Samsung Hub – A destination for the latest music, videos, books and games in one place
For a limited time, Galaxy S 4 zoom customers can take advantage of two amazing promotional offers. Those purchasing the Galaxy S 4 zoom with a two-year contract or on an AT&T Next installment agreement and qualified voice and data plans can get a Galaxy Tab 3 for free. The Galaxy Tab 3 requires a new qualified 2-year data plan in order to be eligible. Customers won’t have to choose between a phone and tablet. Now they can get both for the price of one. With AT&T Mobile Share, customers can add the Galaxy Tab 3 to an existing Mobile Share plan for $10 more per month. And with Mobile Share, up to 10 devices can share data without needing to purchase separate plans for each one.
Additionally, customers can come in and receive a minimum $100 AT&T Promotion Card when they trade in an eligible smartphone and purchase a smartphone with AT&T Nextsm. The promotion card can be used towards the purchase of a connected tablet, new accessories or a wireless service bill. Both offers are for a limited time only, ending Jan. 9, 2014. Promotion can change at any time.
Galaxy S 4 zoom customers will also be able to take advantage of 50 GB of free cloud storage through AT&T Locker. AT&T Locker provides free storage that lets you store and share high-resolution images and video. It’s a single place to keep music, documents, and more for easy access.
the S4 Zoom is a flop
the S4 Active is a flop.
I don't even know why Samsung is still trying to sell these in North American. No one is interested in a 200$ on contract phone-camera when 100$ gets you a better point and shoot.
Yes they do, but some may not want it because if software limitations. I have a Note 2 and have looked at Note 3 and Lumia 1020. First I am not a fan of the tiling on WM but cam dwal with it. Second I send alot of emails and it requires reply and insert documents back into the email. Windows Mobile and iOS neither allow for this only Android does. This can be one reason to not do a 1020.
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