GalaxyS4Zoom-Press-02-580-75Samsung has just announced another new addition to its smartphone line up, the Galaxy S4 zoom, a modified flavor of its flagship Galaxy S4 that includes a 10x optical zoom with a much-improved main camera.

The device is aimed squarely at those with a taste for photography, and it includes a 16-megapixel camera, that’s a significant increase on the Galaxy S4′s 13-megapixel shooter. That’s brings the device (and this is very much a phone), on par with the Galaxy Camera, which also has a 16-megapixel snapper. The zoom includes a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front.

“The GALAXY S4 zoom is the realization of Samsung’s mission to create a single device that can fulfil the role of both an industry leading smartphone and a high-end compact camera,” the Korean phone-maker said in a statement.

In terms of hardware and software, the device features a 4.3 inch qHD display, Android 4.2.2, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal memory, and a 16GB MP rear facing camera.

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