Samsung revealed the Galaxy S4 Zoom today.

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galazy S4 Zoom — the nearest thing yet to a true camera/phone hybrid. 

Though we were impressed with the first iteration, the Galaxy Camera, the S4 Zoom offers even better spec, a smaller profile and more advanced smartphone features. Improved connectivity — standard WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, and NFC connectivity — means you can truly use it to make phone calls. It's running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, offers a 4.3" Super AMOLED display and includes a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The F3.1-6.3 lens is 24-240mm equivalent with a zoom ring around the barrel, in front of a 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor. It includes optical image stabilisation, a built-in xenon flash, ISO 100-3200, 4 fps continuous shooting and 1080p30 HD video; images are stored to internal memory or microSD. 

Samsung seems to have accounted for some of the drawbacks of the Samsung Galaxy Camera with the new S4 Zoom, accessed through the lens' zoom ring. Even during a phone call it seems the zoom ring wil allow you to snap a photo, and send it via MMS to the person you're talking to. The zoom ring will also offer access to shortcut features and camera modes.

Samsung are claiming the device offers many of the same features as the Samsung Galaxy S4, including  Touchwiz, which allows for device customization of the lock screen, notification bar and more. We're eager to see the S4's capture features on the S4 Zoom; we know it comes with Samsung's now-standard Smart Modes, which we've had fun playing with as we work on our full Samsung Galaxy S4 review.

The S4 Zoom will go on sale this summer.

We've got the full press release and more images on Dpreview.com, and see all available prodcuct specifications listed below: 

Network

LTE

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)

3G

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

Display

4.3 inch qHD sAMOLED (960x540) screen

AP

1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor

*The selection of AP will be differed by markets

OS

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main (Rear): 16 Mega pixel with x10 Optical Zoom and enhanced SMART Modes, OIS

                        24-240mm, F3.1-F6.3

Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera

ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

Continuous Shot: 4fps MAX with AF

Format: JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF

Xenon Flash,

SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/S/M/C), My Mode

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1920x1080 30p)

Audio

Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC$B!\(B/eAAC$B!\(B, WMA, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, apt-X

Camera

Features

SMART Mode(25): Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot,

Best face, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze,

Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace

Additional Features

Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON

S Voice, S Translator

Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games

 Story Album, Trip Advisor, Paper Artist

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Downloads, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, Google Settings, Google Plus,

Google Local, Google Play Store, Google Messenger, Google Navigation, Youtube,

Google Talk, Voice Search, Google Play Movie & TV, Google Play books, Google Play Music,

Google Play Magazine

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n 5GHz

NFC,  Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)

A-GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light

Memory

8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 5GB) + microSD slot (up to 64GB)

1.5GB RAM

*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

*available capacity varies and storage is less due to phone software

Dimension

125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm, 208g (with standard battery)

Battery

2,330mAh