Galaxy S 4 Mini and Galaxy S 4 Zoom launched in India, priced at $464 and $497 respectively

GALAXY S4 zoom

Samsung today went zooming into India, the last of the Galaxy S 4 models has made it to India. The Galaxy S 4 mini was also introduced. The Galaxy S 4 Zoom is Samsung’s attempt at high level photography on a smartphone, pushing in some 16MP CMOS sensor and 10X optical zoom into a smartphone. Another feature that was made exclusive to the Galaxy S 4 Zoom is the Zoom ring that enables the user switch from 25 smart modes and other features to be explored later. The specs sheet is as below.

Galaxy S 4 Zoom specifications:

  • 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED screen with a 960 x 540 pixels screen
  • 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 16MP rear camera, 10x Optical Zoom, Smart modes, OIS 24-240mm, F3.1-F6.3 ( 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: Full HD 1080p recording and playback (1920 x 1080)
  • Camera modes: 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
  • Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games, Story Album, Trip Advisor, Paper Artist
  • Wi-Fi 5Ghz
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light
  • 8/16GB internal storage, microSD upto 64GB
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm, 208g
  • 2330 mAh battery

Price for the Galaxy S 4 Zoom is 29,900 Rupees ( USD 497 / Kshs 43,200. Samsung India has this model I envy called EMIs (Equal Monthly installments) that enable even the average user get the priciest of smartphones, the Galaxy S 4 Zoom comes with it plus some data bundles.
Galaxy S 4 Mini Black Frost

The Galaxy S 3 mini is the smaller Galaxy S 4 with a 4.3 inch QHD screen and is priced considerably lower than the flagship device the Galaxy S 4. Below are the Galaxy S 4 mini specs:

  • 4.3 inch qHD (16:9 wide view) Super AMOLED
  • 3g and LTE versions the latter is market specific
  • 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz 4.0
  • 8GB Internal Storage (5GB available), microSD support upto 64GB
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front (features include Sound & Shot, Night Shot, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports and Continuous Shot)
  • Wi-Fi 5GHz
  • NFC for the LTE version
  • IR Blaster (Remote Control)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm, 107g
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic
  • 1900 mAh Battery

The Galaxy S 4 mini is price at 27,900 Rupees (USD 464 / Kshs 40,310)

Sources: Sammyhub (1, 2)