Samsung To Launch ‘Galaxy S4 Zoom’ With 16MP Camera This Summer [Rumor]


Samsung just launched its much-anticipated Galaxy S4 all over the world, and the Korean electronics giant is already said to be planning several other smartphones that will milk the “Galaxy S4” moniker.

We’ve already heard about one of those — a “ruggedized” version that’ll be both dust and water resistant — but another model with a 16-megapixel camera called the “Galaxy S4 Zoom” may also be on the way.

According to SamMobile, which has the details on the device, the Galaxy S4 Zoom will be Samsung’s “first camera phone.” We’re assuming that this means it won’t be a phone with a camera, but rather a camera — like the Galaxy Camera — with a built-in phone.

Like the Galaxy Camera, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is expected to offer a 16-megapixel camera, a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. It’ll also have several connectivity options, including Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and A-GPS.

The device will run Android Jelly Bean, SamMobile reports, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI laid over the top. The processor is “likely to be dual-core or quad-core,” but this and the RAM are yet to be confirmed.

So when will the Galaxy S4 arrive? Well, according to SamMobile’s sources, we should see the device around June or July in both black and white.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure a camera needs a phone built in. Add a data connection for sending pictures — that’s fine. But who’s really going to call their friends on a camera?