Samsung made the Galaxy Camera based on the idea that it would help to combine the benefits of a smartphone and those of a photo camera.
Now, the same concept is being applied in reverse to the Galaxy S 4 Zoom smartphone.
Then again, it's not Samsung that's doing it, but Sony. The company has introduced, or will introduce soon enough, a camera clip-on lens that will be installed on the device.
In theory, it should work with any competent smartphone, not just that one.
Simply because it's not just a lens, but a module involving a 20.2-megapixel Exmor RS sensor and a Carl Zeiss lens. The phone is just used as a viewfinder really.
Sony might make the device compatible with only its own gadgets, but I imagine that it would be charmed by the odds of selling more because owners of all other smartphones could be interested in its invention.
The price will be of $750 / €571 – €750, according to Sony Alpha Rumors.