Samsung seems determined to produce niche Galaxy S4 variants, first the S4 Active and now, the Galaxy S4 Zoom.

It looks very similar to a Galaxy S4 Mini, but with a big camera lens plopped on the side. The camera has 16-megapixels and a 10x optical zoom. It also has a built-in optical stabilization, taking better photos in low light and helping prevent shakiness in videos. The Zoom sports a 16MP sensor, a xenon flash and a 24mm wide lens.

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Under the hood of the Galaxy S4 Zoom, is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. It is built around a 4.3″ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. Compared to the S4 Mini, it is notably thicker and heavier, but with a much larger camera module that was a bit obvious.

It has an internal memory of 8GB but you can increase this to 64GB by using the microSD card. As a smartphone you will be able to have connectivity via Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0LE and A-GPS. It supports 3G with HSPA and LTE connectivity.

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There have been no announcements regarding pricing yet but the Galaxy S4 Zoom is expected to arrive in the US and UK by the end of this year.

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