Samsung has officially announced its latest camera phone running Android, the Galaxy S4 Zoom.
The S4 Zoom is an enhancement of the Galaxy S4 Mini and the Galaxy Camera that had been released earlier by Samsung, combining smartphone functionality with the operations of a zoom lens and a stronger flash.
According to Samsung, it is the first smartphone to feature a 10x optical zoom, as the firm looks to develop further the relationship between mobile devices and professional cameras.
JK Shin, Samsung chief executive officer (CEO), said: “As communication continues to become increasingly visual in nature, people wish to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible, but often do not have the space or inclination to carry a dedicated camera for this purpose.
“The Galaxy S4 Zoom changes this forever, combining the industry leading functionality and connectivity of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with the high quality photographic experience you’d expect from a compact camera. The result is truly the best of both worlds, without compromise.”
Samsung have added Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor providing the power behind the phone’s 4.3inch AMOLED screen.