New Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: smartphone with 10x stabilized optical zoom lens (and 16mp backlit CMOS)
The Cameraholics Debate club will spend many sessions debating whether this is a camera with phone internals or a phone with a telescopic zoom lens attached to it, but regardless, Samsung has officially announced the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone which has a 10x telescopic optical zoom lens! One side looks like a smartphone, the other side looks like a P&S camera!
Samsung has been selling Galaxy products like hotcakes, but they have a hard time breaking out in digital cameras. So this is a smart idea, try to sell digital cameras under the Galaxy brand that people scoop up like crazy :) It is perhaps no coincidence that this is done as part of the "Galaxy S4" flagship. Although at this rate, they'll call every phone they make an "S4 something something" :)
It has a 24-240mm equivalent f3.1-6.3 10x optical zoom lens with built-in optical image stabilization, a 16mp backlit CMOS sensor, 4.3-inch qHD (960x540) display, Android 4.2, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, LTE potential, and the usual smartphone features (Bluetooth, NFC, Wifi, etc), etc, etc, etc.
New Pentax announcements are next...