Samsung must be quite busy these days as it is trying hard to expand its Galaxy lineup of devices in all possible segments. The vendor is helplessly trying to keep information leaks from happening, however, it doesn't seem to be doing a great job at the end.
According to an earlier rumor, camera-centric Galaxy S4 Zoom, rugged Galaxy S4 Active and mid-range Galaxy S4 mini are all in the works. The leaked information suggests that the Galaxy S4 Zoom is to be released sometime in the summer. When it comes to the release dates of the other two, the sources have been a bit more specific, claiming that both the S4 Active and S4 mini will come out in July.
The Samsung fan-site SamMobile, has now published a new rumor claiming that Samsung is to announce all three devices by the end of this month. This information is important because it provides more credibility to the previous rumors about the release dates. A period of about a month or so between announcement and launch seems perfectly believable for Samsung devices.
Though all three models have the Galaxy S4 branding, they are all expected to sport mid-range specs, although each will be different. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is expected to have a very capable camera in order to rival strong competitors from Nokia and Sony, while the Galaxy S4 Active will aim to be a rugged smartphone without much compromise in the design department. The Galaxy S4 mini, on the other hand, will be a more compact solution for those users who do not prefer the gigantic smartphones of today.
Also, another report on the same website suggests that Galaxy S4 Zoom will come with a 4.3 inch qHD SAMOLED display, Android Jelly Bean OS, TouchWIZ Nature UX, 8GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additonal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and WI-Fi. There is no information about the processor, RAM and camera spec of Galaxy S4 Zoom, which is speculated to come in Black and White color options.
Though the launch dates of the devices have been leaked, there is no official information from the company and hence, these details could be skeptic. Below is a list of launch date targets leaked.
GT-I9152ZWA*** - White - w20 - GALAXY Mega 5.8
GT-I9152ZKA*** - Black - w25 - GALAXY Mega 5.8
GT-I9200ZKA*** - Black - w19 - GALAXY Mega 6.3
GT-I9200ZWA*** - White - w21 - GALAXY Mega 6.3
GT-I9192ZWA*** - White - w29 - GALAXY S4 mini
GT-I9192ZKA*** - Black - w29 - GALAXY S4 mini
GT-I9295MOA*** - Metallic Orange - w29 - GALAXY S4 Activ
SM-C1010ZKA*** - Black - w23 - GALAXY S4 Zoom
SM-C1010ZWA*** - White - w25 - GALAXY S4 Zoom