Earlier this month, it emerged that Samsung was planning to launch spin-offs from its recently launched Galaxy S4. After the Galaxy S4 mini prematurely popped up on a Samsung website a few days ago, the company officially announced the mini today - but there's still no official info on the other two variants that we've been expecting.
Samsung may be saving details on those two models until June 20, when it hosts an event in London at which it's expected to launch new Galaxy Android and ATIV Windows devices, but Unwired View has posted what it believes to be the specifications for both devices.
The specs come via a Russian tech site - Hi-Tech.mail.ru - and they don't sound too fanciful, so we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. First up is the Galaxy S4 Active. Essentially, it's expected to be a ruggedised version of the S4, featuring the same specs in a more resilient package, including a water- and dust-resistant body.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a different beast, with more modest specs than its S4 sibling, with the exception of an uprated camera. In lieu of the S4's 5-inch Full HD display, the Zoom is believed to have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED with 960x540px resolution. Just 8GB of onboard storage is available, although a microSD slot offers expansion capabilities, while the quad- or octa-core processors of the S4 are replaced in the Zoom with a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU. It's also said that the Zoom will offer no LTE support, but will have a/b/g/n WiFi along with Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1900mAh battery.
Where the Zoom stands out is its 16MP camera, an improvement - on paper at least - on the S4's 13MP camera. The Zoom's camera is also believed to offer 10x optical zoom, but we'll have to wait and see just how good that camera is in action.