It's finally arrived, and the wait is over – at least for AT&T customers. AT&T issued a press release in regards to the mobile device's release. According to the AT&T Newsroom, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will be released Nov. 8. As the first major United States mobile carrier to offer the phone, AT&T stated that the device will only be available through two purchase options - an AT&T Next installment agreement, or a two-year wireless agreement.
The AT&T Next installment agreement is a month-to-month service agreement, where the phone is paid for in installments of $25.00 a month. While AT&T Next doesn't lock customers in for a two-year agreement, the mobile device will end up costing much more than the initial flat rate of $199.99 with a two-year agreement. But, customers are given choices for affordability.
Over the past few days, Samsung Mobile also took time to make announcements. The cell phone developer took to Twitter to spread the release date news for the highly anticipated mobile device.
— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) November 5, 2013
According to Samsung, the Android Jelly-Bean smartphone will come equipped with an expanded zoom compatibility, boasting a 16-megapixel camera with a 10x optical zoom lens. The 4G LTE smartphone will also feature a 'spin-to-focus' zoom control ring for manual capture control improvement.
The camera is relatively ground-breaking for a mobile device, as it's zoom will have the ability to capture videos at 30fps in 1080p or 60fps at 720. Other cool features include built-in Xenon flash, 25 pre-set camera modes, and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera, which flips the camera lens for those who love capturing “selfies.” The Galaxy S4 also comes with a 4.3” Super AMOLED screen display.