Have you ever imagined a handset device that is a perfect combination of smartphone and camera, with Samsung’s logo on it? That’s right, your dreams have just come true. Samsung offers a beautiful Android-based smartphone that looks like a camera. It’s called Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and it includes a 16-mpix camera with 10x zoom.
This is the latest smartphone from the Galaxy S4 line. Before the release of this one, we saw the Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the original version of the Galaxy S4. This one is different than the others though, I can’t decide whether it looks more like a smartphone or a camera. If you see it from the front side, it’s more of a smartphone but from the back, you will see a digital camera device. It’s designed to perform as a real smartphone, but all the professional photographers would like to own it.
This S4 Zoom runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and includes a 4.3-inch display that has a 950×540 resolution. Under the hood there is dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 8GB internal memory. It has a MicroSD card slot which enables you to upgrade the memory up to 64GB. It uses a battery with 2,330 mAh and some usual Samsung software features.
When it comes to the camera performance, this smartphone comes equipped with stabilization lens for the images and it has a focal range of 24-240mm. ISO sensitivity of the sensor is in range from 100 – 3,200. The aperture range is f3.1 – f6.3. It has a flash for taking images in low light environment. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with front-facing camera that has 1.9-mpix which is perfect for making video calls.
Samsung said that this phone will be available in the U.K first and the rest of the countries will have to wait a little bit longer for it. There is no information about the price so far.
This smartphone-camera device can be treated as the next-gen of the previous Samsung Galaxy Camera device which runs on Android and has a 4.8-inch display. Galaxy S4 Zoom targets those who wanted a smartphone with better camera. Not everybody will feel the need of it because not everybody is into photographing.
It will come in the right time before summer vacations and we all know how we use our digital cameras while we are on a trip. I hope that this is the last phone from the Galaxy S4 line because this company has taken the best from it so far.