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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom picture leaks, points to chunky 16MP camera phone

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom pictures have leaked online ahead of the handset’s formal unveiling, showing the heavily rumoured camera phone as a chunky 16-megapixel offering.

Far from the svelte 7.9mm thick of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4, the camera heavy Zoom looks set to be a bit of a beast, with the as yet unconfirmed handset shown as something of a compact camera with sizeable touchscreen smartphone stuck to the back.

One of a number of Samsung Galaxy S4 spinoffs expected to be released, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and waterproof Samsung Galaxy S4 Active have already been confirmed, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is expected to play host to a 16-megapixel camera zoom, with a considerable optical zoom range.

Leaking via serial Samsung tipster SamMobile, it has been claimed that “the Galaxy S4 Zoom will be Samsung’s last product of the Galaxy S4 range.”

Not quite the specs powerhouse of the flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is set to target a dramatically different market, with the 16-megapixel camera party piece to be backed up by a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, down on the 1.9GHz quad-core offering on the standard S4.

Dropping from a 5-inch form factor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom specs sheet is rumoured to see a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display line up alongside Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. Tipped to host just 8GB of internal storage, the snapper centric device is expected to support microSD card expansion up to 64GB.

While it is unclear exactly how thick or heavy the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is set to be, it has been suggested the handset’s physical volume controls will double as zoom in/out buttons. The handset will see Bluetooth 4.0 and the standard Wi-Fi integration incorporated.

Although Samsung has as yet failed to confirm the existence of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, with the company set to host a London based mobile launch event on June 20, we image the handset will be entering the realms of reality in the very near future.

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