Monstrous Galaxy S4 Zoom Gets Pictured In The Wild


Have you ever wanted a digital camera that could double as a cellphone? No, me neither. But Samsung’s going to give you one anyway. TechTastic has snapped some photos of Samsung’s alleged Galaxy S4 Zoom, and as you can see above, it’s a monstrous beast that looks like a Galaxy S4 glued to the back of a point-and-shoot.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a unique device, mounting a 16-megapixel digital camera onto Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4. In fact, it seems more of a Galaxy Camera successor than another Galaxy S4 variant, but we assume Samsung’s giving it the Galaxy S4 name because it’s so hot right now.

The camera’s primary sensor is a whopping 16-megapixels, and it features an optical zoom lens and dedicated camera buttons mounted on the side of the device. Samsung’s typical phone buttons have been replaced by shutter and zoom controls, which means there’s a bigger focus on the camera than there is the phone.


In terms of specifications, it is rumored that the S4 Zoom will feature a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch 960×540 AMOLED display, Wi-Fi functionality (pictured), 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot.

According to TechTastic, Samsung will unveil the device at its London event, which is scheduled to take place on June 20th.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is an odd device, and it’ll be interesting to see how it sells when it launches. No one’s going to want to replace their existing smartphone with a device of this size, and at the same time, it’s hard to imagine who needs a camera with a smartphone built-in.

Adding Wi-Fi and even a data connection seems like a great step forward for a digital camera — particularly one powered by Android — because it allows you to upload your snaps from anywhere, to anything, without a computer.

But surely you won’t want to be making and taking calls and text messages on this beast?