The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, the rumored camera phone with the Galaxy S4 moniker, has been spotted at the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, looking for approval.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom, which is expected to be a sequel of the Galaxy Camera but with the capability to make calls, reportedly made an appearance at the FCC with the same model number that has been rumored for quite some time now -- the SM-C101, Android Authority reports.
The documentation, obtained from the FCC, revealed a very few details of the S4 Zoom, including quad-band GSM and HSPA+ support that is compatible with AT&T’s network, Near Field Communication, or NFC, technology, Wi-Fi connectivity that works with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
However, there was no mention of some other features that the S4 Zoom is expected to have, such as a 4G LTE antenna and an advanced camera sensor.
According to earlier reports, the S4 Zoom will feature a 16-megapixel camera with 10X optical zoom and a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display. The device is also rumored to have 8GB of internal storage capacity, Micro SD card support up to 64GB and the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with Samsung’s own Touch Wiz Nature UX interface.
As for the release, rumors have it the S4 Zoom will to hit the market in either June or July in two colors -- black and white.
The device was also recently spotted at Samsung’s official Kazakhstan website alongside the Galaxy Note 3, Note 2 and Tab 3 10.1. Samsung is going to hold a press event called “Samsung Premiere 2013” on June 20 at the Earls Court Exhibition Center in London. The event is likely to uncover a number of Samsung devices, including the S4 Zoom. Other expected devices are the Tab 3, Galaxy S4 Mini, a new ATIV-branded smartphone and a Windows-based tablet.
A diehard lover of photography, Kukil Bora started his career as a Web journalist with a Bangalore-based media firm called “SiliconIndia” in 2010. After working there for a...