Samsung just unveiled the new Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone. This new handset, which is essentially the same Galaxy S4, features a 10x optical zoom feature for the camera.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Features:

The Galaxy S4 Zoom looks like a hybrid of the popular flagship phone and Galaxy Camera. It features a camera with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, Xeon flash, and optical image stabilizer. It also has a 4.3 inch 960-by-540 display, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, and 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.

Samsung summed up the new device, “It is the ultimate smartphone and camera experience in one, and the only device you’ll ever need.”

Other highlights include Zoom Ring which provides access to Quick Launch and Shortcut which allows users to instantly access features like Auto, Gallery, and Smart Mode. Samsung also switched the traditional zoom buttons for digital controls. There is another notable feature called Photo Suggest which will connect users to a library with public images for inspiration. If you’re at a frequently photographed location, it can also direct you to a better vantage point. Other notable features include Drama Shot, a nifty little feature that allows users to merge continuous images of moving objects into one, Action Freeze which allows users to capture high speed action, and Smart Mode which allows users to select the best options for surroundings.

To enhance their product, Samsung partnered with Blurb so their users can order photographs quickly.

Earlier this year, Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, the only phone that’s comparable to Apple’s iPhone. They also released the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, a sporty version of the popular smartphone, and the budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. This lineup of phones is sure to give Galaxy fans a choice and should prove beneficial for the overall brand.