June 12, 2013 7:19 am
Samsung has continued the expansion of the Galaxy S4 family of devices and announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom today. This cameraphone will potentially be loved by the picture-taking crowd with its 16MP CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom lens and a Xenon flash. Other key specs of the Zoom have it sporting a 4.3-inch QHD DISPLAY (960×540 resolution), runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, powered by a 1.5GHZ dual-core processor, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, 1.5GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage (expandable storage up to 64GB) and a 2330mAh battery.
One of the new features that Samsung has included in this category of device is called “Zoom Ring.” This is part of a “revolutionary new interface” that allows you to quickly share while on a phone call. Samsung notes that you do “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.”
No word on Canadian availability or pricing, but this would be a welcome addition to any Canadian carriers lineup. It would be interesting to see if TELUS has an exclusive on this with their Blacks photography retail outlet. Samsung will be showing this off during the big ‘Premier’ event on June 20th.