Samsung at an event in Mumbai announced two new additions to its Galaxy S4 family. As the name suggests, the Galaxy S4 mini is a smaller version of the original Galaxy S4 with lower specs while Galaxy S4 zoom brings in optical zoom to an Android smartphone.
The Galaxy S4 mini features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960×540) display with 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 1.5GB RAM. The phone also comes with an 8MP camera (back) and 1.9MP camera at the front, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 1900mAh battery, Sound & Shot, Story Album, S Translator, WatchON, S Health.
The Galaxy S4 mini will sell for Rs. 27,900 and will come with 2GB of 3G data for three months from Reliance.
The Galaxy S4 zoom on the other hand is the first Android smartphone to boast a 10X optical zoom. The phone features a 16MP camera sensor with Xenon flash and an innovative Zoom Ring that allows to zoom in or out of the picture and even activate the camera. Apart from that, the phone has Android 4.2 OS, 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, microSD card slot and 2330mAh battery.
The Galaxy S4 zoom is priced at Rs. 29,900 and will also bundle a flip cover and free 2GB 3G data from Reliance for three months.