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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom tipped for AT&T, Lumia 1020 gets a little competition

We haven’t heard from the Galaxy S4 Zoom in quite a long time, but it looks like the device might finally make its debut stateside. Samsung’s latest smartphone-camera combo has been tipped to arrive through AT&T which also carried the 3G enabled Galaxy Camera last year.

The famous @evleaks is behind the latest revelation and has also posted a press render of the device. While there’s no AT&T branding visible on the body, the interface shows the phone running on its network and a couple of carrier-specific applications are also present. The downside here is that no launch date has been provided and how much it will retail for is anyone’s guess.

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The Galaxy S4 Zoom has been available in various locations for a few months now, including India where it’s tagged at Rs 29,900. The device is essentially the S4 mini that’s clubbed together with a large imaging sensor. It sports a 16MP BSI CMOS camera with OIS on the rear and a xenon flash. The main highlight here is that the device is capable of delivering up to 10x optical zoom. On AT&T, the S4 Zoom will compete against the mighty Lumia 1020 smartphone which has a 41MP camera and PureView technology.

The handset runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it comes with the same enhancements found on the flagship along with certain camera-focused software. Where specifications are concerned, the device has a 1.9MP webcam, a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED touchscreen, a dual core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and a 2330mAh battery. Check out our hands-on video below or read about it here.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is currently available for purchase through Negri Electronics at $469.50 unlocked.