More pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom have appeared online, confirming the handset’s chunky form factor.
The chubby camera-centric smartphone has appeared online again, confirming that yesterday’s leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom photos are in fact legitimate. They further showcase the rather large 16-megapixel camera wielding edition of the slim Samsung Galaxy S4.
Looking somewhat like a Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy S4 hybrid, the S4 Zoom is a sizeable smartphone that has yet to be confirmed by the South Korean electronics manufacturer, but could potentially be another edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Samsung’s flagship smartphone already features a 13-megpizel auto focus camera with flash and zero-shutter flash, but the Galaxy S4 Zoom would boost that to a 16-megapixel snapper with optical zoom.
Due to launch at Samsung’s London-based press event on June 20, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is rumoured to be “Samsung’s last product of the Galaxy S4 range”.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom should pack a 4.3-inch qHD display, which is quite a downgrade from the Samsung Galaxy S4’s 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080p Full HD resolutions.
Rumoured to play host to a 1.6GHz processor, it won’t be as powerful as the 1.9Ghz quad-core SoC inside the Samsung Galaxy S4.
As with the other Samsung Galaxy S4 editions, the camera-centric option will run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
It will be interesting to see how many millimetres the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will add to the 7.9mm thickness of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and how much additional weight that optical zoom camera will carry. If it becomes too cumbersome, we can’t see it being an attractive alternative to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 come launch.
Next, read our Samsung Galaxy S4 vs S4 Mini comparison.