Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone confirmed by Bluetooth SIG filing, to sport 10x optical zoom
posted by Daniel P. / May 10, 2013, 5:04 AM
Not that it should come as any surprise, but the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C101 cameraphone is allegedly going to sport a hearty 10x optical zoom, according to a Russian analyst who's leaked quite a few Samsung-based rumors lately, like predicting the Galaxy Core introduction not long ago.
the upcoming S4 Mini, rather than the flagship S4, meaning it will have smaller screen than Samsung's finest. Last we heard the Zoom is supposed to have a 4.3" display and a 16 MP snapping unit, which might be directly borrowed from the Galaxy Camera. The S4 Zoom also appeared in the Bluetooth SIG filing above recently, so it seems to indeed be on track for late May announcement and June launch.Dmitry Ryabinin now claims that the S4 Zoom will actually resemble more
Galaxy Camera, however, sports 21x optical zoom, but we guess to keep the dimensions more suitable for a phone in your pocket, Samsung dialed down on the zooming mechanics. We don't know if or what optical zoom the upcoming Sony i1 handset will sport, and the Nokia Lumia EOS is expected to feature the lossless zoom of the 808 PureView, so Samsung might manage to differentiate the S4 Zoom enough for it to stand out against any upcoming cameraphone this year, especially if it manages to keep the dimensions in check, and the pics stellar.
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10x zoom without OIS is useless.
posted on May 10, 2013, 5:07 AM 19
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still better to have 1 better device than 2 great devices (great phone+great camera) for many! More than 50 % of photos on the internet are from phones = acceptable quality.....so why not having innovations? Are you for innovations? :)
posted on May 10, 2013, 5:39 AM 6
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OIS is a separate issue, but the phone will be really bulky. Samsung is the one which will be making REAL bricks.
posted on May 10, 2013, 6:06 AM 8
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Pureview ftw!except that i can only believe in sony!samsung proved themselves that how behind they are from Nokia & sony camera technology by releasing galaxysh**!! Anyway who going to give a f**k about this ugly bulky brick!
posted on May 10, 2013, 5:12 AM 7
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sony hasn't proven anything yet, their smartphone cameras has lost to nokia, samsung and iphones so wtf are you talking about?
posted on May 10, 2013, 6:06 AM 5
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damn its a super ugly phone
posted on May 10, 2013, 5:19 AM 9
How do you know? You seen the prototype model already?
posted on May 10, 2013, 5:29 AM 7
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Super ugly? Have you seen the phone already? Really dude? Really?
posted on May 10, 2013, 6:22 AM 4
imo i don't think that samsung will not follow the same design language as the s4 like the one they did with the s3, young, fame, express, s3 mini, duos, etc . . . . . imo it will be entirely made of plastic and will resemble the s4 with a huge big boob on it's back . . .
posted on May 10, 2013, 7:48 AM 2
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I'll pass. The S4's Sony sensor hands down beats the Galaxy Camera's Samsung in every way but zooming, and this has the same sensor written all over it (considering this is basically a phoned down Galaxy Camera). The Sony Honami looks promising with a much larger Exmor RS, but then we have the horrific processing of the Xperia Z. In the end, the Nokia EOS will be the category winner, unless Samsung pulls a super sensor out of it's a**.
posted on May 10, 2013, 6:42 AM 1
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This will fail... i can smell it. LoL
posted on May 10, 2013, 6:43 AM 4
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This will fail? You know it? You are an envious because your Xperia Z, or HTC One or even your Iphone 5 doesn't has it, you understood, you moron?
posted on May 10, 2013, 8:40 AM 6
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I'm curious to not only see the form factor, but to see if this will be marketed as a mid-range device or a mid-upper range. I imagine that this could be a decent opportunity to provide a solid spec'd device (720p display, Dual-Core A-15 or Quad-Core A9 ,1.5-2GB RAM, 32-64GB onboard storage) along with a great camera experience, all in 4.3 - 4.5" screen space that is currently missing from the market.
posted on May 10, 2013, 8:53 AM 0
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@Lyngdoh... You do have a point. With the amount of phones, low - high end, that Samsung has flooded their markets with, the "Galaxy" name, in a way, has kind of been tainted, as I think the "Galaxy" moniker should of been reserved and exclusive for their high end devices/Flagships.
posted on May 10, 2013, 9:05 AM 0
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