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Android rumor roundup

The next-generation Samsung Galaxy Camera, HTC One Mini, and a Nexus 7 refresh are three of this week's biggest rumor.

While this week saw Samsung introduce a fifth variation on the Samsung Galaxy S4, we also learned of a bigger, better camera experience on the horizon. Also, the Nexus 7 and HTC One Mini return for another round of rumors .


Devices announced!



The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom marries the flagship phone with a point-and-shoot camera.
(Credit: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (June 12, 2013)
Samsung this week announced a variant of the Galaxy S4 in the camera-centric Galaxy S4 Zoom. Powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the mostly-camera handset boasts a 16-megapixel camera with a 10x zoom lens. Pricing has yet to be announced; however, the S4 Zoom will be available this summer in the U.K. As for Europe, the United States and other markets, we should look ahead to the fourth quarter.

Sprint Vital (June 10, 2013)
Sprint has dialed up its latest flagship smartphone, in the form of the ZTE-manufactured Sprint Vital. Details include a dual-core processor, a 5-inch display, and a 13-megapixel camera. Available immediately, the phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and offers 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, and a 2,500mAh battery.


June 8-14, 2013


Samsung Galaxy Camera NX (June 13, 2013)
The Samsung Galaxy Camera will be updated at its June 20 Premier event, CEO JK Shin has confirmed. The so-called Galaxy NX is rumored to have an APS-C 20.3 Megapixel sensor, 1080p HD recording, a 4.3-inch HD display, and interchangeable lenses. Powered by Samsung's Exynos 4 Quad-Core processor, additional details are reported to include 2GB RAM and 8GB and 16 GB of internal storage. Leaked press images show the standard 18-55mm lens as well as a 55-200mm and another 85mm. lens



HTC One Mini 'M4' (June 10, 2013)

HTC will reportedly call the smaller HTC 'M4' smartphone the HTC One mini when it comes to market this summer. Though the name has been tossed around for a while, the often-accurate source claims it's now a done deal. According to Bloomberg, we should look for the HTC One mini in August.


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