It has been reported that Samsung are set to go full tilt with several variations of their flagship handset, the S4, with the S4 Mini and S4 Active due to hit the streets in the near future -the Active will be a dust and water-resistant version of the current S4.
One area we have yet to uncover however is the launch of Samsung’s S4 Zoom which will be a similar design to that of the S4 Mini, but will carry an astonishing 16MP camera sensor that is capable of a 10x optical zoom. In essence it is a digital camera with the functionality of a phone.
Samsung reportedly let slip the full specifications of their Zoom and Active versions, but we’ve already witnessed the majority of info surrounding the latter thanks to previous information leaking. The Zoom will apparently include a 4.3” Super AMOLED display, a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU w/o $G connectivity, it will sit on the Jelly Bean platform and the astounding 16MP camera.
Galaxy S4 Zoom Specs:
4.3” 540x960px Super AMOLED display
1.6 GHz dual-core CPU, no LTE support
Android Jelly Bean OS
8 GB of built-in memory, micro-SD support
1.9mpx fron facing camera
16 megapixel main camera, with 10x Optical Zoom
Bluetooth 4.0LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, A-GPS
1900 mAh battery
Galaxy S4 Active Specs:
5” Super AMOLED Full HD display
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU
Adreno 320 GPU
2GB of RAM
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
16GB of built-in memory, microSD support
Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, IR blaster
2600 mAh battery
Based on the information listed above, do users feel that such a powerful camera is needed in a mobile phone? Will releases such as these mean there will soon be no call for digital cameras?