Less than a month after its unveiling, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S4 mini and the Galaxy S4 Zoom in India. The S4 mini is priced at Rs. 27,900 and the S4 Zoom is priced at Rs. 29,900.
Announcing the launch of the new devices, stated Mr. Manu Sharma, Director –Samsung Mobile, “As communication becomes increasingly visual in nature, people wish to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible and the Galaxy Zoom fulfils this need by combining the advanced functionality and connectivity of the GALAXY S4 with the high quality photographic experience you’d expect from a compact camera. The Galaxy mini on the other hand, provides consumers with a new way to enjoy the flagship Galaxy S4 experience.”
Starting off with the S4 Zoom, the smartphone has a 4.3-inch display with a 960x540 pixel resolution. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Now the display side of the smartphone has the display and looks pretty much like your average everyday smartphone. It is the rear of the device that looks really different. The rear of the device looks like a point and shoot camera. So, imagine the original Samsung Galaxy Camera with the ability to make calls. The S4 Zoom runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has 8GB built-in storage of which a mere 5GB is user accessible, expandable via a microSD card. A 2330mAh battery powers the entire package.
The camera side of the S4 Zoom houses a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor and 10x zoom. Samsung has bundled 25 different scene modes in the smartphone/camera hybrid including "HDR," "panorama," "night" and more. You also have access to third party apps Android camera apps to take advantage off.
The S4 mini has a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540 pixel resolution) super AMOLED display. It is pwered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor along with 1.5GB of RAM. It has 8GB of built-in storage expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. The rear of the smartphone houses an 8MP camera and the front has a 1.9MP video-calling camera. The S4 mini supports Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and NFC that will be available on the LTE version only in terms of its connectivity options. The phone also houses an IR blaster that which will help you use the smartphone as a universal remote. The S4 mini runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean skinned with TouchWiz. A 1900mAh battery powers the entire package.
As an introductory offer, the S4 mini comes with 2GB 3G data free per month for a period of 3 months from Reliance.