Once upon a time, Samsung had an idea. Smartphones had made it so that everyone carried a camera with them everywhere they went, and those camera offered pretty decent quality. There was only so much camera tech that could be stuffed into a slim phone, though. So why not make a smartphone the size of a dedicated camera that packs the quality and features of a point and shoot cam?
This was back in 2013 when Samsung was throwing spaghetti at the wall by the bucket, and the result was the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Despite its killer optics and 16-megapixel resolution, the phone wasn’t terribly popular since it was so big and bulky. Samsung released an updated version the following year called the Galaxy K Zoom, but the experiment ended there.
Samsung’s idea was a good one — make a smartphone with a camera that’s just as good as a dedicated point and shoot camera — but the execution wasn’t there. No one wants a phone that thick in their pocket at all times. Fast-forward to 2016, however, and it’s finally time to see this great idea take shape the right way. Meet the Hasselblad 4116 True Zoom Moto Mod. More →