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SM-C101 seeking FCC approval – is this the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom?

News   •   Jun 04, 2013 10:30 BST

A device called the SM-C101 was spotted seeking approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just like any other mobile device. So what’s so special about this particular device? It’s made by the Korean tech giant Samsung and it might just be the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a version of the highly popular Galaxy S4 (click here to know more) that packs a whopping 16-megapixel camera.

Engadget first spotted the application for approval from the FCC (click here for the original article). The site says, “The site reports, “Well, look what we have here. Just a little over two weeks after we spied the Samsung SM-C101 at the Bluetooth SIG, the handset turns up at the FCC looking for approval. As we mentioned previously, it's what could very well be the rumored Galaxy S 4 Zoom, an S 4 handset with a large camera -- essentially a sequel to the Galaxy Camera, but with phone capabilities. Indeed, the FCC report states the SM-C101 has quad-band GSM, AT&T-compatible HSPA+, NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.”

The site also suggests that we may get to see the Galaxy S4 Zoom before it hits the US. According to the site, “However, there is no mention of LTE, which leads us to doubt this device is destined for the US (though this doesn't guarantee we won't see a US-bound variant down the road). The listing is otherwise light on details, though we do hope that the speculations of a 16-megapixel camera turn out to be true. At least it seems we won't have long to find out.”

In your opinion, is the SM-C101 the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom or not? Give us your thoughts through a comment below.