Samsung launched its Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone earlier this year and followed it release up with a few variants, which include the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Active and the Galaxy S4 Zoom. AT&T already carries the S4, and S4 Active while it has confirmed that S4 mini will be available from it. So that just leaves out the 10x optical zoom lens touting Galaxy S4 Zoom, which is going to be launched by AT&T on November 8th for $199 on contract, the carrier has confirmed today.

By adding this device to its lineup, AT&T becomes the first carrier in the U.S. to launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Customers who don’t want to be tied to a conventional two year contract can purchase the device on AT&T’s Next plan as well, opting to pay $25 per month instead. Even though it is a variant of the S4, its specifications are quite different from the flagship model. The S4 Zoom has a 4.3 inch 960×540 display, a 1.5GHz dualcore processor, 2,330mAh battery a 1.5GB of RAM. The camera is obviously the selling point, this device has a 16 megapixel camera with a 10x optical zoom lens, it beats out a number of smartphone cameras as it comes with a xenon flash instead of the LED alternative used by the others. That’s not all, AT&T will also give a free Galaxy Tab 3 to eligible customers who purchase the smartphone with a qualified voice and data plan, though the tablet will require a new two year data plan of its own from AT&T.

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