5902 531015463613761 1292676734 n 640x426We previously reported that a Russian website had managed to sneak in a full review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom ahead of its release, but we guess they weren’t too ahead of Samsung because the South Korean manufacturer has officially announced the device. For those of you looking forward to a smartphone with a massive camera on the back, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is probably the device you’ll want to get your hands on. The official specs of the handset appear to match the rumors, and what this means is that users can look forward to a smartphone with a 16MP camera on the back and a lens to match it as well and Xenon flash accompanying it to help illuminate your subjects.

The phone will sport a 4.3” qHD display with a resolution of 960×540, a 1.5GHz dual-core chipset and will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone will not be the smallest or lightest phone we’ve seen from Samsung, especially with that hulking lens at the back of it, which will make the phone weigh a somewhat hefty 208grams and 15.4mm thick. This is not the most powerful phone we’ve seen from Samsung either, but considering the emphasis placed on its camera, this is probably a phone aimed at users who want a better camera rather than a better phone. No word on pricing or availability at the moment.

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Key SpecsGalaxy S4 zoom
StatusReleased
Resolution960x540
Size (Diagonal, Inches)4.3"
Processor NamePega-Dual +XMM6262
2-core
1.5 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity72 GB
Megapixels16 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)2330 mAh
Complete product dataSamsung Galaxy S4 zoom Full specs
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