Samsung is readying a high-end version of the Galaxy S4 with a 16-megapixel camera, reports suggest, in what looks like a bid to take on the HTC One’s highly rated Ultrapixel snapper.
According to SamMobile, which we’re assuming owes its info to one of its moles at Samsung, the handset will be dubbed the Galaxy S4 Zoom and will feature the 16-megapixel lens that debuted on a dedicated Samsung Galaxy camera at the IFA expo last September.
Presumably to keep the price reasonable, some of the standard Galaxy S4’s specs have been downgraded. That means you’re going to get a 4.3-inch Super qHD AMOLED screen instead of the five-inch number that stars on the edition in the shops now.
The handset will also offer just 8GB of storage – something that might perturb you more once you’ve read reports about how much capacity TouchWiz/Nature UX takes up on the S4 – and is likely to pack a dual-core processor rather than the meaty quad-core model that figures on select models of the Galaxy S4.
Other than that the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which comes in the same black and white colour options, sounds largely unchanged. That means it’ll feature microSD card support for up to 64GB of external storage, all the usual connectivity options (think: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC) and will pack Android Jelly Bean out of the box.
A release date wasn’t forthcoming. But it could land alongside the Galaxy S4 Mini in July. Or it may debut in the window between that handset and the next edition of the Galaxy Note in September.