We saw it in the leaked pictures and Samsung has now officially announced the optical zoom-toting Galaxy S4 Zoom. The phone which is more of a camera boasts a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with Xenon flash and 10X optical zoom. The Galaxy S4 Zoom features a ‘Zoom Ring’ that when rotating, will launch the camera app, zoom in/out and even share the image via MMS during a call with the in-call Photo Share.
As for the specification, the phone runs Android 4.2 and features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display (960×540), 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 1.9MP front-facing camera, Smart/Expert shooting modes, S Voice, S Translator, Group Play, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot and 2330mAh battery.
UPDATE 3: Galaxy S4 Zoom will sell for 549 euros in Netherlands.
UPDATE 2: GSM Arena has also published a preview of the Galaxy S4 Zoom.