Samsung officially revealed its Galaxy S4 Zoom camera-centric Smartphone. Galaxy S4 Zoom packs a 16 MP sensor with 10x optical zoom which is the first on a Smartphone. It was previously supposed to be revealed at Samsung’s June 20 event but now the details of its pricing and availability are supposed to be revealed at that event.
Samsung explained about the detailed functioning of Zoom Ring other than the obvious zooming:
When you’re in the middle of a phone call and you see something you absolutely have to share, a quick twist of the Zoom Ring will activate the In-Call Photo Share feature, letting you capture and send an image directly via MMS to whoever you are talking to simply. For easy camera navigation, the Zoom Ring can be used to activate the Quick Launch and Shortcut features, giving you instant access to multiple camera modes including Auto, Gallery and Smart Mode with a simple twist
Here is a complete list of the official specifications:
- 4.3 inch Super Amoled qHD display
- 1.5 GHz dual core processor
- 16 MP rear camera with 10x Optical Zoom and Xenon Flash, OIS 24-240 mm, F3.1-F6.3
- 1.9 MP front facing camera
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n 5 GHz, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 8 GB internal memory (User accessible 5 GB) with Micro SD card expansion up to 64 GB
- 1.5 GB RAM
- Dimensions: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm and weight: 208 g
- Workable 2330 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
It can record and playback Full HD videos and offers continuous shot up to 4fps max with AF. It offers an enhanced SMART mode, Expert Mode (P/S/M/C) and My Mode. It comes with standard Samsung enhancements such as S Voice, S Translator, Samsung Link, Group Play and Story Album. It also comes with Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope and RGB light. It will come in two different variants 3G or LTE depending upon regions and markets.
Samsung has even included a new feature called Photo Suggest, which will connect the user to a huge repository of images taken by other photographers to help them create the best shot. It will even suggest the best possible location for our images. The feature seems inventorybut nothing can be said until it is tested out in reality. Stay tuned for more information including the expected announcement of Galaxy Camera 2 at Samsung’s June 20 event. Follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook for more news related to phones, gadgets, computers and tablets.