Samsung never got right with imaging part when it comes to its devices. The Galaxy S4 does offer gimmicky clad software additions, but it was more or less of no use. Even the 13-mega pixel rear facing camera is pretty much lame. On the other Sony has an asset in the form of Cyber-shot, the upcoming Honami might elevate the Japanese giant into another level with imaging technology. It is rumored to use 20-mega pixel camera, and built in Xenon flash.
Even Nokia is not sitting ideal, the Finnish giant is preparing a 41-mega pixel camera phone with high image optics system. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is indeed real packing 16-mega pixel rear facing camera via leaked UAProf listed on the Samsung Mobile website.
The Samsung S4 Zoom (SM-C101) is said to be very similar to forthcoming S4 Mini in terms of hardware internals. The device won't arrive with Full HD display. It will have a 4.3-inch qHD display with resolution of 960 X540 pixels, 2GB of RAM, Exynos dual-core processor, and 16-mega pixel shooter on the pack. You might see two different models of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and other would be Samsung's own dual-core chip. Few days ago Russian blogger Dmitry Ryabinin said that the handset would be similar to S4 mini design.
Looks like he was absolutely right his prediction. However, no formal release date is known at the moment. Analysts expect July release date of the device along with Samsung Active and Samsung S4 Mini. Earlier this month, few images taken from Galaxy S4 Zomm were made available on web. The handset was also recently certified by Bluetooth certification body.
In the coming days, Samsung has to face rather tough battle with both Nokia and Sony. The South Korean giant is not the first choice when it comes to camera phones, while the folks over at Nokia had done a great job designing handsets such as Lumia 925. Sony is also not far behind, when it comes to decent camera phones. The Sony Xperia Z is a live example in front of us. Stay tuned to GizBot.