Samsung has launched today two variants of its highly successful flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone – Galaxy S4 Zoom with advanced photographic capabilities and Galaxy S4 Mini at an event in Mumbai. These two variant were announced by Samsung on 12th June and 30th May, respectively.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is equipped with a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with 10x optical zoom, and includes Xenon Flash and a zoom ring. This is an attempt by Samsung to give in one device rich features of a smartphone and a high-end compact camera. This hybrid smartphone will be of utmost interest to photography enthusiasts.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom has key feature of Zoom Ring. 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.
The compact GALAXY S4 Zoom’s 10x Optical Zoom and 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor lets you capture beautiful images from far away or up close and personal, in all light conditions, without having to carry heavy camera gear around with you. Furthermore, the built-in Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) helps keep the camera perfectly still even when you’re not, reducing blur and stabilizing the image while zoomed in for high-quality photos and video.
The GALAXY S4 zoom also features Samsung’s popular Smart Mode, which eliminate the need of settings and you can start taking professional-quality artistic shots.
Besides above features, the phone will also come preloaded with Samsung apps such as Samsung Hub, Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON, S Voice and S Translator. Its Group Play feature allow users to connect directly with their Samsung devices so that they can all listen and play together, without the need for a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display with a resolution of 540×960 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor alonwith 1.5GB of RAM. 8GB of internal storage expandable upto 64GB via microSD card. Along with the 16-megapixel rear camera, this phone also comes with a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera. The device runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The phone also comes with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/5GHz (ac), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), A-GPS connectivity options and is packed with a 2,330mAh battery.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is available in white and black colours and is priced at Rs 29,900/-. It is being launched with attractive introductory offers of a free Flip Cover, Interest free EMI Offer for 6 months and 2 GB 3G Data free per month for 3 months from Reliance.
Samsung has also launched today Galaxy S4 Mini. While some may call it younger brother of Galaxy S4, but it is certainly stripped-down version of Galaxy S4, targetted for those customers who can’t afford flagship device but want to get feel and experience of Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S4 Mini sports a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor along with 1.5GB of RAM.. This smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and is packed with a 1,900mAh battery. The Galaxy S4 Mini has an internal memory of 8GB (user-accessible is approximately 5GB), and its weight is 107gm. Its memory can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card.