Expected out in May at the latest, Samsung’s follow-up for the mostly forgettable Galaxy S4 zoom is shaping up to be a much “better thought out” cross between a conventional smartphone and point-and-shoot camera.
The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has started early for Samsung, as it did for LG, ZTE and Acer, with the Galaxy Camera 2 precociously unveiled and at least one piece of wearable technology subtly teased on the company’s “Tomorrow” blog.
Samsung’s US online store is holding a special Black Friday 2013 sale, offering a wide range of TVs, as well as a number of tablets, laptops, digital cameras and other consumer electronic products with hundreds of dollars in savings.
Any eccentric oil barons with a thing for photography out there? How about folks that haven’t had to worry about making ends meet in their lives? Recent lotto winners? Rock stars? Talk show hosts?
Android-powered smart cameras have been seen as devices of the future for as long as I can remember, but so far Samsung has essentially been the only big manufacturer to make real efforts towards creating a market out of this concept.
Samsung goes official with their 10x optical zoom capable camera phone. Dubbed the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the new device is virtually a Galaxy S4 Mini with the camera slapped on its back.