A purported exclusive image render of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is now circulating online, thanks to a post by Sam Mobile. Apart from giving consumers a possible first look at the device, the render also appears to confirm that the device will indeed be called the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
This device is rumored to be in line for an unveiling in London on June 20th, along with several other products, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, and the Samsung Galaxy Active. Also scheduled to be revealed are a device or devices from its Windows-based Ativ product lineup.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is said to combine the features of the Samsung Galaxy Camera along with those found on a Galaxy smartphone. As such, the device has been nicknamed a “cameraphone,” the first one at that from Samsung which comes with Android operating system.
Along with the alleged image render, Sam Mobile noted that the device could come with the following specifications. For its display, the Galaxy Zoom will have a qHD sAMOLED display spanning 4.3 inches diagonally. Meanwhile, under the hood is said to be a 1.6GHz dual-core processor and 8 GB of internal storage, that is expandable up to 64 GB with the help of a microSD card.
Connectivity options will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bleutooth 4.0 LE, and A-GPS. The product also features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Samsung TouchWiz Nature UX interface.
The Galaxy Zoom’s camera, however, is the star of the show. Said device will boast of a 16 megapixel camera sensor with optical zoom. Judging from the photo, the camera lens appears quite large. Unfortunately, the image render does not show the device from the side of the camera. Thus, at this point, there is no way of telling how the lens looks like in its entirety.
A physical shutter button will also be available to facilitate picture-taking. This is found on the camera’s side, and is believed to be similar to the dedicated shutter button of the Galaxy Camera.
Rounding up the list of features are volume keys on the same side as the shutter button. On the other side are the device’s sensors/
Contrary to what some may have expected, the device is closer to the Galaxy S4 Mini than the Galaxy S4. It also comes with features similar to those found on the Galaxy Camera that was released last year.
Sam Mobile reports that the Galaxy S4 Zoom is the last product that Samsung is releasing in the Galaxy S4 family.