The Samsung Premiere 2013 Event concluded an hour ago and the South Korean company shown for the first time 3 new versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone: the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Active and the Galaxy S4 Zoom. All will be available for purchase soon.
All these variants are based on the original Samsung Galaxy S4 device and Samsung hopes that users who don’t want to pay that much for the flagship model, then they might want to choose another variant of the device and buy it.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a bulked up version of the stock Galaxy S4. It is dust proof and water resistant, as it can be submerged for 30 minutes 1 meter deep and it will survive. The camera of the Galaxy S4 Active phone features the ‘aqua mode’ which is a software that will improve the look of underwater pictures. Also, while underwater you can use the volume buttons to take pictures, while the touch screen won’t work, obviously.
It’s a device destined for more active persons and it should your new companion for when you’ll be hiking, running and performing more outdoors activities.
The Galaxy S4 Active packs a 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 Quad-core CPU, 5 inch Full HD TFT display, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD, 8MP camera with all Galaxy S4 functions and more, 2600 mAh battery and the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. This might be the only device launched today that should cost somewhere over $600, as it is not that different than the stock Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is exactly what that, a mini variant of the Galaxy S4 that packs a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen, 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 8 MP camera, 8 GB internal storage that’s expandable up to 64GB via microSD, 1900 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. This model shouldn’t cost that much as it doesn’t pack any of the latest hardware specs that were launched with the latest 2013 devices.
Finally, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is the first Android phone that is packing a 10x optical zoom lens. This is mainly a photo / video camera packed full with smartphone capabilities. It features an optical image stabilizer that should offer you the possibility to take better low light pictures and video, more stable shots and better video recordings. It features a backside illuminated 16MP sensor with a standard xenon flash.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom device packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 4.3 inch qHD display, 8GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card, 2330 battery, 1/ 2.33 inch sensor size, touch focus, face and smile detection, 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, HDR and Panorama functions. It also runs the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX interface.
There is no official word on the final price for this Samsung camera that has comes attached with an almost high-end smartphone. These are all the details that we currently have on this new Samsung devices. In the next few days we should be able to get new details about them and we might also have some benchmarks and the official pricing and availability of each model.
So, are you excited about any of these new Samsung devices? Tell us in comments which is the next gadget that you can’t wait to get your hands on it.