The S4 Zoom is an unusual looking device which bears hallmarks of the Galaxy Camera and brings a powerful optical zoom lens to an Android smartphone. In contrast to the firm’s earlier camera device, the S4 Zoom does have the ability to make voice calls.
Specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 8GB of internal storage, with support for a microSD card up to 64GB in size. The device has a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED display and runs Android 4.2, making it a well-equipped, mid-range handset.
However, its stand out features are the 16 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and that distinctive 10x optical zoom lens. From one angle the handset looks a lot like the recently announced Galaxy S4 Mini, but turning it around marks it out as a very different offering.
We aren’t yet able to say how well the S4 Zoom performs, either as a camera or a smartphone. However, as we found with the Galaxy Camera, powerful photographic capabilities coupled with the editing and sharing options that come with a smartphone OS make for a great deal of potential.