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Full Specs Reportedly Leak for Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Samsung is apparently going balls to the wall with different variants of their latest flagship device, the Galaxy S4. We have known for about a month that we would be seeing a Galaxy S4 Mini, as well as a Galaxy S4 Active, a dust and water-resistant version of the regular Galaxy S4. One variant that we have not yet covered is the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a device that is said to look like a Galaxy S4 Mini, but comes packed with a massive 16MP camera sensor, capable of a 10x optical zoom. Basically, it’s a Galaxy Camera in the shape of a cellphone. 

Full specifications have reportedly leaked for the S4 Zoom and S4 Active, but we have seen most of the Active’s specs and even its looks thanks to a previous leak. The S4 Zoom is reported to feature a 4.3″ Super AMOLED display, a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU with no 4G LTE connectivity, Jelly Bean (no word on which version), a 1,900mAh battery and that massive 16MP back-facing camera.

Galaxy S4 Zoom Specs:

  • 4.3” 540x960px Super AMOLED display
  • 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU, no LTE support
  • Android Jelly Bean OS
  • 8 GB of built-in memory, micro-SD support
  • 1.9mpx fron facing camera
  • 16 megapixel main camera, with 10x Optical Zoom
  • Bluetooth 4.0LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, A-GPS
  • 1900 mAh battery

Galaxy S4 Active Specs:

  • 5” Super AMOLED Full HD display
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • LTE support
  • 16GB of built-in memory, microSD support
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, IR blaster
  • 2600 mAh battery

Below, I would like folks to throw out some ideas as to why we need that many megapixels inside of a cellphone. If the specs are true and there is no LTE on the device, uploading files of that size on 3G/HSPA+ is going to test one’s patience. No doubt.

Via: Unwired View

  • Hesham Elkouha

    I would probably stick with my Galaxy S4 and buy one of the solid cases from OtterBox, Spigen or Glass Screen protector for ultimate protection. http://www.squidoo.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-cases-2

  • Tyler

    My guess is that the zoom will be the equivalent to the Samsung flipshot from the pre-smartphone days. http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/7a31dc4e-741f-47f9-b060-46897dc026e4.jpg

  • Michael1234

    why drop the 802.11ac support? That should be the standard

  • Geoff Johnson

    So the phone with the best camera gets the worst display… Makes sense :/

  • BAllen

    I know I’m probably in the minority here, but I would like to see an S4 with a slider keyboard. It’s so thin that having a keyboard attached wouldn’t make it that much fatter.

  • yummy

    I would not kick s4ctiv out
    of bed.

    • Geoff Johnson

      You should get out of bed and back to the classroom.

      • Weber

        ^^ *drops mic and walks out*

  • Guest

    So, what’s the difference between the S4 and the S4 Active? Both have the same spec-sheet (for those equipped with a Snapdragon 600 CPU).

    • Geoff Johnson

      Ones water resistant and ones not.

  • Joshua Peters

    3g is going to test your patience? WTF. Everybody has to see your cat or food immediately?

    • michael arazan

      Would be quicker to take pictures with a 35mm and mail it to all your friends and family

  • cb2000a

    You no more tell us about S4 okay?…only Note 3…NOTE 3! : )

  • chris125

    Bring the active to all carriers if those specs are true.

    • ElvisMarmaduke

      Yeah, I was wanting the active but figured it won’t be on VZW and if it is, it’ll take another few months… No thanks haha

      • chris125

        I can wait. I’m not due for an upgrade until the end of June anyway. So for me waiting and getting a more durable phone with same specs as s4 is great. Plus the bugs should be all worked out by then from you early adopters of the s4

    • Sam_K

      I hope S4 Active comes to Verizon. That coupled with support for Verizon’s new AWS LTE network will make me want it.

  • Blue Sun

    Spell check for the win (Re: Unwired View).

  • Rob

    Wait, I thought the Active was supposed to have watered down (pun intended) specs compared to the regular S4? Did previous rumors get the Zoom specs mixed up with the Active? If the Active has these specs and comes to Verizon in getting it in a heartbeat!

    • chris125


  • I liked the idea of an S4 and an S4 mini. Having a good mid-range option makes sense for a lot of consumers who don’t want to fork over $300 bucks on contract.

    But this … this is ridiculous.

    I can see it now… “I’m here for the new Galaxy!”

    “Well, which one would you like?”

    “What do you mean? The NEW one, of course.”

    “Which new one? The S4? The S4 mini? Yada, yada, yada.”

    “Nevermind, I’ll just get the new iPhone.”

    Wamp, wamp, wamp.

    • JonathonFlores

      I don’t see the point in a mid range option. Just get last year’s model.

  • JonathonFlores

    And this will be Samsung’s problem going forward. They had a good model with having only one flahship handest to take care of..well two. The GS line and the Note line. Should have kept it that way. Now confusion amongst consumers will rise, the identity of the GS line will become vague and fragmentation will become an issue again. I put money on it.

    • Dave

      To a point, I’d agree, yes. But that’s kind of like telling the guy at the casino table with all the chips, that he’s doing it wrong.

      • JonathonFlores

        It’s actually more like telling the guy that made a killing playing no limit hold em that he’s doing it wrong when he’s learning to play black jack at the casino… if we’re using analogies.

    • chris125

      Well seeing how this has the same specs as the s4 I could see it being the same software and just the exterior that is different meaning it wouldn’t be any different than updating the s4.

      • JonathonFlores

        Why couldn’t they just make the GS4 dust proof, water proof, etc from the beginning? That would have made more sense… that is, unless your plan is to make a dump load of different GS4’s.

    • chris125

      They have been doing this for awhile, this is nothing new. Go look to last year and how many “galaxy phones” they had. Didn’t seem to hurt them then.

  • hkklife

    More 8Gb & 16Gb internal phones. Look, 8Gb was awesome back in 2010 on my Droid X. 16Gb was nice in 2011 on the Bionic. But it’s now 2013 and 32Gb should be the minimum for a modern flagship device or at least available as an option. I wish the big game deva like EA & Gameloft would get behind some kind of movement to push hardware manufacturers to bump up their storage since we all know Google isn’t going to soften their stance on removable storage.

    The physical buttons on the S4 Active are a nice touch, however. To this day I still preferred the DX and Charge’s physical buttons more than capacitive ones.

    • Blue Sun

      I totally agree with you on Samsung missing the mark on storage capacity on the S4 series. We’ve both rehashed that talking point on other posts. I guess Samsung didn’t get the memo. I’m hoping the Note 3 doesn’t miss the mark either. Otherwise I have no idea what phone I will be upgrading when I leave Verizon. Maybe we can hold out hope for the S5 series.

      • BobbyG

        SD Card?

    • ElvisMarmaduke

      32gb would only be “needed” if there was no SD support.

      • Geoff Johnson

        Tell that to the 1GB+ apps that can’t be moved to the SD card.

        • ElvisMarmaduke

          That 1gb of your 9 free… I’m waiting to hear the “need”. Who puts apps on SD cards? So slow…

          • 213ninja

            i have one gig free of internal storage capacity on my 16GB note2 and i have to struggle to maintain it. i am a power user. i have a couple of games that are between 1 and 2GB, and it adds up fast. i don’t keep any of my data internal, just system files and apps. i pound my phone all day. i need 32 internal.

            when VZW told me they were not going to offer anything more than a 16GB S4 i was a little disheartened.

            i realize joe phone user doesn’t need more than 16, but if the phone is constructed to handle it from a processing and memory performance perspective, the storage capacity also needs to be there.

          • ElvisMarmaduke

            Try moving pics and videos to SD card. I have 3gb available and have around 200 apps, many of which are games. Not those games that require 2fb downloads, but still. They need to have 16 AVAILABLE internal. Not 9 and call it 16.thats the problem

          • 213ninja

            i don’t keep any of my data internal, just system files and apps. Yes the system eating up 7GB sucks, but that number is only going to grow….the capacity needs to grow with it.

          • Geoff Johnson

            That’s 1GB PER game, some people have several games. I wish you could put those on the SD card…

  • TJWaterskier

    This is starting to feel like Motorola’s Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD, Blue Razr.. product scheme.

    • ElvisMarmaduke

      Yeah except not lacking the ‘wow’ factor the RAZR line did

      • TJWaterskier

        I kinda feel like the GS3 and Note II were the last real Wow products in the Galaxy line.. everything else kinda seems more like incremental upgrades… am I wrong?

        I don’t know if it’s just me but phones are wow-ing me less lately. Besides incremental upgrades (speed etc). The most “innovative” feature out in the past several months is the One’s boom-sound… I’m just picky I guess. 🙁

        • chris125

          I just think we are kind of in a rutt for phones at the moment, I mean they are starting to get lte down and make the battery and everything a little better, but it is hard to wow everyone year after year with products, especially for android when you have so many manufacturers trying the same thing.

  • mustbepbs

    Come on Samsung. qHD for the Zoom? Why? It’s 2013!

    • r0lct

      Right? If this had 720p and LTE this would be perfect for the wife as she loves taking pics. But I can’t recommend a phone to anyone that isn’t at least 720p.

  • CivilDroid

    at least they spelled ZOOM right 🙂

  • 4n1m4L

    They trying to go after HTCs profits now that HTC is making a decent flagship?

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    yet more choices that will not make it to vivamovil….

    • 4n1m4L

      What a tragedy.

  • FarmerTechno

    Looking at the specs, the S4 Zoom looks more like a marriage between an S4 and Galaxy Camera, to me.

    • r0lct

      more like an adopted child. I have a feeling it’s not going to resemble either.

      • Rob

        Truly a great comment, wish I could give you more than one up vote. I’m being serious in case you think I’m being facetious and a smart and lol.

  • ranlil

    I can see these causing a lot of confusion

    • duke69111

      I agree. While I like choice, that’s a lot of options now with different specs. If I didn’t know anything about phones, it would become overwhelming fast.