Samsung Adds Optical Zoom to GALAXY S4; Calls it ‘Zoom’

samsunggalaxys4zoom(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Samsung is getting creative with its Galaxy line, releasing more types of S4 mobile devices.

The company earlier this month introduced the Galaxy S4 zoom, a phone which notably features 10x Optical zoom, something not available (obviously) in other smartphone devices.

“As communication continues to become increasingly visual in nature, people wish to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible, but often do not have the space or inclination to carry a dedicated camera for this purpose. The GALAXY S4 zoom changes this forever, combining the industry leading functionality and connectivity of the GALAXY S4 with the high quality photographic experience you’d expect from a compact camera. The result is truly the best of both worlds, without compromise,” stated Samsung’s JK Shin via a press release.

The device also features something called “Zoom Ring,” which allows users to snap and send photos even while they’re participating in calls.

Samsung also recently unveiled the Galaxy S4 Active – a waterproof mobile device made available via wireless carrier AT&T. Watch a video on the Galaxy S4 zoom below: