Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom uses a optical zoom of 10 times!

This week SamMobile leaked out the Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is Samsung’s first camera phone. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is expected to have a 4.3” qHD AMOLED display and a 16 megapixel camera sensor with optical zoom. (Same as the Galaxy Camera) According to the Galaxy S4 Zoom will have an optical zoom of 10 times! This is a lot better than the Nokia 808 PureView with only an optical zoom of 3 times. Samsung downgraded the optical zoom function of the Galaxy S4 Zoom because of the thickness of the device itself. The phone itself looks like the Galaxy S4 mini.

Samsung just received their bluetooth certification on the Galaxy S4 Zoom too.

We expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy S4 Zoom this month. The device must be available before the summer months.

So what do you think do we need camera phones?

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3 years 11 months ago

Thinking that Samsung is experimenting with variations with it’s Galaxy S4 range, since they want to test out 4-5 variations.

1. Galaxy S4 – Standard Polycarbonate [PLASTIC] build.

2. Galaxy S4 ‘mini’ – smaller, compact version of the GS4 (maybe comes with a big.LITTLE architecture mini version, 2+2 = 4, Exynos 5 Quad?

3. Galaxy S4 ‘Zoom’ – same size as the GS4 mini but equipped with a digital camera lens 10x optical zoom.

4. Galaxy S4 ‘ACTIV’ – Water/ Dust resistant version of the standard GS4 (don’t know if it will use the Exynos 5 Octa Soc).

5. Galaxy S4 “Premium version” – All out Aluminium [metal] chassis build. Samsung refuses to build an all out Metal GS4 because of budget constraints and time consumption.


Knowing that Samsung is still deciding on the build/design factor for their upcoming Galaxy Note 3, they still have enough time to pick on a design or come up with something NEW this time!

Oh yeah they need to come up with a ‘SEXY as’ design for their GS4 successor next year. Samsung Galaxy S5 :)

3 years 11 months ago

Would be great and another contender to replace my galaxy SII. Thinking about Note 3, S4 or keeping my SII and now also this one. But about 5 years ago I already had a Samsung camera phone with optical zoom, so this isn’t the first one. I believe it was a G810? The zoom mechanism was sturdy enough to survive at least three years of use.

3 years 11 months ago

What i need are firmware updates that will fix these issues im facing with my galaxy s4 like overheating, screen smearing, lags, etc and not more phones. :D Thanks.