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This May be the First Picture of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

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When Samsung released the Galaxy Camera last year, most of us wondered why they stopped short of making it a full-fledged smartphone. It had a massive HD display, quad-core processor, full-blown Android operating system, and a variety of other specs that made it better than most phones on the market, outside of the fact that it sported a 16MP rear camera (with 21x zoom). But whatever the reason was, it remained the first real Android smart-camera on the planet with no phone capabilities. So what did Samsung do as a follow-up, and to meet both camera and phone requirements? Created the device you are seeing picture above know as the Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Galaxy S4 Zoom will likely be on display at Samsung’s Premiere event in London on June 20, alongside the Galaxy S4 Active and Mini. Rumored specs peg it as having a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 4.3″ qHD display, 16MP camera (the massive bulge on its backside), 8GB internal storage, microSD slot for expandable storage, a dedicated shutter button, and Android 4.2.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz.

So unfortunately for those who were hoping to see a beast similar to the Galaxy Camera, it doesn’t look like your prayers will be answered. If the rumored specs are true, this is a mid-range Android phone with a point-and-shoot lens attached to its backside. It’s a nice concept, but those numbers don’t exactly scream “top of the line.”

Via:  SamMobile

  • Seth Williams

    With features as this. The Galaxy Zoom is sure to make waves when it is released.

  • nashipear

    want want WANT! basically for the camera. I consider this more a soup’d up camera than a mobile. I will be able to send pics on the go without being near a wifi spot.

  • Aaron Albert

    I made you a camera phone.

  • FknTwizted

    I would like to see a attachment that allows u to use it with a phone. I dont think too many people that are going to get this simply from the bulk factor it brings to the table.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    No thanks… If I want a point-and-shoot, i’d buy it separately. How about you sell a phone with a 4 day battery instead….

  • LewisSD

    I know this is off topic but I haven’t been to DL in a while and I have to say that the adds have gotten out of control on the site….

    • http://androidiantech.com/ Juan Lopez

      Where do you see ads?

      • LewisSD

        on the main page they keep popping up at the bottom of every picture for each article.

        • http://androidiantech.com/ Juan Lopez

          How much does it bother you?

  • Weber

    Samsung, STAHP

  • joejoe5709

    Uhhhh… Great concept – even with the slightly mid range specs. But this is half baked at best. Like they didnt even try. Strap a camera to an S4 mini and call it day. Boom.

  • Sloan Marion

    This better not become a thing.

  • Shamrock013

    Samsung, you upset and confuse. You’re a good company, but this is ridiculous. At least attempt to not show us 2 devices joined at the hip like a Siamese twin.

  • Shawn

    Well a + to the camera is that on verizons evrything plans its only 5$ a month where a smart phone is 40

  • Matthew

    DAFUQ

  • Chris Stuart

    If only this had real gs4 specs I would be all over it. I’m looking to only have to carry one device with me, and the camera is the only thing lacking in cell phones. It’s one of the most important factors I take into consideration when I look to upgrade

  • snowblind64

    Brings new meaning to the term camera phone.

  • Tyler

    This is the present day Samsung Flipshot(2nd phone i owned).

    • michael arazan

      Was this thing designed by pixar?

      • derrick evans

        What Marcus replied I am in shock that any one able to get paid $6824 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read this site link… http://www.pro67.com

      • Mar

        this is the funniest thing i’ve seen today, thx

  • Blue Sun

    Only 8 GB of internal memory? Will there be 0.5 GB internal storage free at the unboxing? Why even have access to the play store with that little storage?

  • Nathan Aker

    I’m starting to feel like Samsung is just putting all of their prototypes on the market.

    • Heon Jun Park

      They have to so that they aren’t seen as the copy cats…
      But for a prototype… these aren’t that bad looking

      • Nathan Aker

        Well I don’t know who they would be copying, their products look completely different from any other smartphone maker.

        • Heon Jun Park

          Original GS has iPhone 3G(S) look written all over it, but aside from that. They come quite far.

          I wonder if LG is going to get sued soon…..

          • Nathan Aker

            Probably, LG’s newest phones have that same round shaped home button that the galaxies have. But I’m not sure that Samsung sees LG as a threat.

  • dmagicp

    I am starting to really like samsung products. I was a serious moto fan until they deviated from the X designs. Now this might be a midrange device, I can kind of understand where Sammy is going with it. I’m sure that the camera tech in this phone is already very expensive so they might be trying to keep costs down. However, if I was in the market for a really good camera, I would probably be willing to pay 400 to 500 on contract to have a killer screen and quad core processor. But that lens needs to be able to contract completely inside the case so that it is flush when not in use.

  • mcdonsco

    FUGLY

  • bboyairwreck

    If this was maybe… an accessory attachment. but then again, its like the PadFone thing. If i would bring an attachment, i might as well bring a full fledge camera/tablet

  • notechnomo

    i can see this being picked up by the…. Chicago sun times.

    • niuguy

      Ha. Yeah.

      *sigh*

  • nate

    When i saw that picture, It legitimately startled me. I was like “AH!?” out loud.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Samsung is starting to bore me. . . . . all this silly meetoo devices. smh….

    • BSweetness

      Saying that a company is releasing “me too” devices means they’re hopping on a bandwagon and releasing their own version of something that others are doing that’s proved to be popular.

      While it certainly wasn’t true in their first few years of Android devices, over the past couple of years Samsung has turned into anything but a “me too” company. They’ve successfully broken into areas few dared to tread on both the software front and on the hardware front (the Note series is prime example of both), and they’ve done so in a way that has appealed to a wide audience.

      The Zooom is another example of them being the exact opposite of a “me too” company. Sure it’s big, ugly, lacking in a lot of smartphone specs, and it might be dead on arrival, but they’re trying something new, and I commend them for it.

      Innovation comes through success and failure alike.

    • http://twitter.com/JohnnyACE562 GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

      That’s why I never got on the bandwagon. I’m with Moto. {{-_-}}

      • Mchl496

        I feel bad that you are with Moto. They went downhill a long time ago I think around the Droid 2 or 3. I was with HTC and had Thunderbolt. I know what its like to rep your phone maker even when they treat you like shi*. Don’t worry Samsung is here for you… they’ve been treating me so good since I jumped to the S3

        • http://twitter.com/JohnnyACE562 GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

          Give Moto a chance. We still haven’t seen what they have to offer under Google.

          I’m waiting for Moto X. {{-_-}}

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    I’m only interested if it’s on vivamovil with a free Jlo case

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I dunno man… I think the VivaMovil jokes are past their time.

      • nate

        definitely.

    • Chris Ghubril

      That camera lens gives it a JLo booty. So it’s half way there.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Hell no… This is uuuugggglllllyy.

    • onDroid

      Says the guy with a picture of the Droid Bionic as their avatar.

      • RoadsterHD1

        Please, the Bionic is a lot better looking than that thing.

  • Droidzilla

    I think this would be a win for a lot of people. I might be willing to sacrifice cutting edge specs for a decent shooter. After all, your phone won’t be top dog a few months after you buy it in any case, but a decent camera will still be a decent camera on it for years (and no, none of the cameras on phones currently come close to a decent point and shoot; though they’re passable for most casual shots).

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      If you want a camera, buy a camera.

      • Droidzilla

        I want a single device to carry around, and photos are important to me. So, because you don’t want this no one should want this? Isn’t that how Apple people think?

        • zepfloyd

          If photos are important, you’d carry a camera, not a frakendevice. Last year people said the same about the Galaxy Camera promising how popular it would be, and we all know how amazing that turned out. It’s just a bad concept/forced marriage. That doesn’t make it Apple think. Even when I don’t want to carry my DSLR around I still have my TL220 from like 09 somewhere nearby. Tiny, 12mp, great shots, shoots quick, dual screens, slim profile…problem solved. Doesn’t look like a GS4 superglued on to the back of a camera, and people though taking phone calls on a Note looked awkward…

          • onDroid

            I agree with you to an extent. I don’t want a compromised device. The S4 Zoom is too fat and ugly and the specs are too bad for it to make a good phone. I’d rather carry around a great phone and a great camera then a product that tries to merge the two and makes a device that does not excel at either. I would love to only carry one device. It would be amazing if they could combine a smartphone with a point and shoot and still have it function well as both. This just isn’t that device. If it was done well, I think that device would really take off.

          • r0lct

            But some people (like my wife) don’t want to ever carry around a DSLR and hate having to remember grab her “good camera” when she needs it and doesn’t care about thin (especially if it goes in a purse). She has no idea how many care cores are in her phone or how many GeeBees nor does she care. As long as is takes good shots and uploads to social sites and can check those sites she’s happy.

            So there is a segment of people who would love a phone like this. Of course how big, I have no idea.

  • Paul Hansen

    I um. What?

  • Joseph A. Yager

    Yikes