Is it a smartphone? Is a compact camera? The new Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, which has just officially announced the South Korean company, is a mixture of both devices. As leaked a few weeks ago, this new terminal S4 Galaxy range is a hybrid between phone and camera.

The Camera, Its Strength

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom camera boasts as the main strength of the terminal. It has a 10x optical zoom and 16-megapixel CMOS sensor. Includes Xenon type flash and image stabilizer. In the front of the phone (which would be the back of the camera) also set a 1.9 megapixel camera designed for video calls.

In addition the camera accompanies package software enhancements under the name Zoom Ring to make the most of. With In-Call Photo Share activate the ability to take photos during a call and sent by MMS. In the same way, the controls are digital and also include Samsung’s Smart Mode, to automate the full shooting.

 Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom 1

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, features

As for the smartphone that is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom characteristics we find looser than the Samsung Galaxy S4 and perhaps could be compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini in some respects.

As with the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the screen will be 4.3 inches with resolution qHD SuperAMOLED (960 × 540) and will have 1.5GB of RAM. The internal storage is 8GB, but Samsung, due to the recent controversy, the user has specified that 5GB will be free to use as you wish. This space will be expandable via a microSD slot that supports up to an additional 64GB.

 Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom 2

As for the processor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will have one less thing to Mini; with a dual-core 1.5 GHz (here Samsung specifies that may change depending on which country we are talking about). Another major difference between the two is the battery while the Mini 1900 mAh talked about in the Zoom Samsung rises to 2330mAh.

As expected, it will run Android 4.2 and be compatible with LTE.

Finally, dimensions: 125.5 mm. high, 63.5mm. In length and 15.4 mm. wide, which do exactly the same length and height as the Samsung Galaxy Mini? However, with 15.4 mm. wide, is almost double the 8.94 mm. who owns the Samsung Galaxy Mini. Also note the change in weight: 107g compared to the 298g Mini Zoom.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom 3

The new Galaxy S4 Zoom seems ideal for those who want a slightly more advanced solution for the camera of your smartphone without having to carry an additional device to a reasonable size, although in the phone section is slightly short compared to his older brother Galaxy S4. While the Samsung Galaxy Camera offered a higher optical zoom, size was also significantly higher.

Price and Availability

For now, Samsung has not offered details about the price that will have this new hybrid terminal or on what date is scheduled for release, but is expected to be over the summer. Probably know more information in the event that Samsung has prepared for the June 20. We will be watching.