It looks like Galaxy Camera wasn’t enough for integrating camera with phone-like features, as Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is now rumored to be the name of the Korean manufacturer’s first actual camera phone.
While the Samsung Galaxy Camera had the core functionality of a mobile device like data connection, GPS and few apps to tweak and share the photos, this time around it seem that Samsung is planning an actual phone with a “real” digital camera built into it.
According to a report by Sam Mobile, the new device will be called Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and should make its appearance on the market this summer in June/July. Also, the so-called ‘Zoom’ mobile will allegedly sport a whopping 16-megapixel camera (just like in Galaxy Camera), 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, 8GB of internal storage (upgradeable with up to 64GB more via a microSD slot), as well as the necessary A-GPS, low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi.
Other specifications are unknown at this time but the report did mention that the rumored device will be running Android Jelly Bean, with Samsung’s own TouchWiz on top. It’ll be interesting to see if this device becomes a part of new range of devices or ends up being the successor of Galaxy Camera.
However only time will tell if this rumors turns out to be true or a false a flag. Do you think Galaxy Camera with limited mobile functionality is enough or should it incorporate the whole phone’s capabilities as well?