For those of you in the UK, you might be interested to know that the Galaxy S4 Zoom is now available for pre-order and has a pretty hefty price. It'll cost you £467.99, which for those of us in the US that's about $733 for this 4.3-inch device. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a pretty small device but with a huge camera on the back. It looks a bit odd having such a huge lens on the back, but hey you won't be complaining about the camera on this one.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom features these specs:
- 4.3-inch 540×960 resolution display, yes that's qHD
- 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos 4212 processor
- 1.5GB of RAM
- 8GB of internal storage, along with a microSD card slot
- Android 4.2 – Jelly Bean
- 16MP camera with 10x optical Zoom and a Xenon Flash
Ordinarily this phone would be a mid-ranger but with that kind of camera on the back, that bumps it up to a high-end device. Even though the rest of the spec sheet disagrees. The Galaxy S4 Zoom probably has the best camera on a smartphone to date. Even better then the HTC One's camera. I'd like to see the HTC One and Galaxy S4 Zoom do a head-to-head comparison in low light photography though.
The retailer has provided no information as to when the device will begin shipping. Which means it could be next week or next month or even further down the road. This could also just be another case of a mix up. We've seen that before. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is going to be a pretty good phone, but it won't be the powerhouse that the Galaxy S4 is.
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