AT&T Selling Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom for $199
AT&T today announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Zoom is a camera-first, smartphone-second device that has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and boasts 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash, and optical image stabilization. The Zoom has camera software called the Zoom Ring, which Samsung says can be used to launch certain camera functions such as sharing a picture while on a phone call. Beyond the camera, the Zoom runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has a 4.3-inch qHD display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, and LTE. AT&T is offering the GS4 Zoom for $199.99 with a new two-year contract, or $25 per month with its AT&T Next upgrade plans. It will be available beginning November 8. AT&T is also offering a free Galaxy Tab tablet to GS4 Zoom buyers (separate data plan required) or a $100 promotional gift card to customers who trade in old smartphones.
Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Samsung has been blurring the lines between phone and camera lately. The Galaxy Camera was the start, but now the company has revealed more in-between steps.
Samsung Intros Galaxy S4 Zoom with 16MP Camera
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a smartphone that looks more like a point-and-shoot camera than a handset. The Zoom features a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and boasts 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash, and optical image stabilization.
FCC Approves What Is Likely the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
The FCC recently approved a Samsung handset that has all the basic markings of an "Active" variant of the Galaxy S8. The SM-G892A supports AT&T's LTE bands, in addition to Bluetooth and WiFi.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Boasts Tougher, Less-Refined Design
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the S8 that will initially be sold by AT&T. The phone does away with the attractive, curved design of the S8 in favor of a more rugged metal frame with bumpers that are able to withstand drops up to 5 feet.