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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom hits the FCC; offers NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, one of the several new smartphones from Samsung pending release this year, appears to have paid the FCC a visit.


The device that was spotted in the filing had the product code Samsung SM-C101. It features support for quad-band GSM and HSPA+ bands. In terms of connectivity, the upcoming handset supports NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. It does not, however, appear to have LTE support, which is consistent with previous rumors regarding its connectivity options.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is expected to be a Samsung smartphone whose strength lies  in its camera. The word “Zoom” in its name refers to its primary camera, which comes with a 16-megapixel sensor and 10X optical zoom. Along with this, the device will also offer a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.

As for its other specifications, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is said to run on a dual-core processor with a speed of 1.6GHz. It also comes with an expandable 8GB internal storage, and a built-in microSD card slot. Android Jelly Bean is its operating system, while a 1900mAh battery is where it will draw its power. Its display, meanwhile, is expected to measure 4.3 inches diagonally, and have a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.

Judging from the specifications, it appears that the Galaxy S4 Zoom is aimed at the mid-range segment. It also shares many similarities with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which also packs a 4.3-inch display, Android Jelly Bean, and 8GB of storage capacity.

As of press time, the price of the Samsung Galaxy Zoom has not been revealed.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will likely join the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, and device or devices from the Samsung Ativ product line.

The South Korean electronics giant is scheduled to showcase these to the public on June 20 during the Premiere event in London, UK.

via phonearena

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