Samsung’s SM-C101 Hits the FCC – Could it be the Galaxy S4 Zoom?

June 1, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Yet another Samsung device has just passed through the FCC. This is the SM-C101 which visited the Bluetooth SIG a few weeks ago. The SM-C101 could be the Galaxy S4 Zoom, with it’s 16MP camera and optical zoom. Which could be the successor to the Galaxy Camera released last year, or just another option for those that want a great camera on their phone.

The report from the FCC states that the SM-C101 will use quad-band GSM, AT&T-compatible HSPA+, NFC, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. You’ll notice that there is no mention of LTE, which is quite surprising. It also means that this variant probably isn’t destined for the US. But I wouldn’t doubt that we’ll see one coming to the US sooner or later. As usual, the FCC report is pretty light on the details.

Remember, Samsung is throwing an event on June 20th in London. It is an Android and Windows Phone event, so I wouldn’t expect anything too high end coming out of there. Although we could see the Galaxy S4 Active, and Galaxy S4 Zoom from the Android side of Samsung announced at that event. It looks like Samsung is really pushing the Galaxy S4 line this year. They have already released the Galaxy S4 worldwide and it’s selling like hotcakes. Now they are getting ready to announce a rugged S4 and a Galaxy S4 with an amazing camera. Not to mention the already announced Galaxy S4 Mini.

How many of you are looking forward to the Galaxy S4 Zoom? How much would you love to have a 16MP camera on the back of your phone? I know I would, but I’d probably still use my DSLR for many things. Let us know in the comments below what your thoughts are.

Source: FCC