Rumour: Samsung considering a phone for photographers

Sure, the 13 megapixel camera in the S4 was nice, but we’re still fans of last year’s Galaxy Camera, which provided so many possibilities by connecting a decent camera with a decent installation of Android. But rather than a straight follow-up, we’re hearing rumours that Samsung is eyeing something different.

Coming from overseas Samsung specialist site SamMobile is a neat rumour talking about a new model of the Galaxy S4 called the “Zoom,” which is being touted as the company’s first camera phone.

That’s distinct from the company’s first Android camera, which launched last year and had a lot in common with the Galaxy S3 smartphone (processor, interface, screen size, resolution, storage) but still lacked the actual “phone” part.

The speculation right now is on this new handset featuring a similar sensor to the one found in the Galaxy Camera and shooting 16 megapixels, while dropping the screen down to a 4.3 inch model that might consume less battery. Everything else from your typical phone is expected, though, with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD storage, and Android operating system.

We’ll be keeping our eyes open for this one.