Samsung will soon unveil the Galaxy S4 Zoom successor, but SamMobile reports the device will not be part of the S5 family, as previously rumored. Instead, the company will apparently introduce a new Galaxy family of camera phones, the Galaxy K. Samsung has quietly announced on Twitter a “Kapture the Moment” media event set to take place on April 29 in Singapore, suggesting it will unveil a new camera later this month. More →
The Galaxy S5 Zoom will have weaker specs than the regular Galaxy S5 except in one area: An absolutely killer camera. SamMobile has posted the results of a recent benchmark for the Galaxy S5 Zoom and has found that the device features a 20.2-megapixel camera, which is slightly better than the 19-megapixel camera that an earlier benchmark showed and certainly better than the 16-megapixel camera on the Galaxy S5. Other specs found in the benchmark include a 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a six-core Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa system on a chip, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. We still don’t know for certain when the Galaxy S5 Zoom will be released but it’s likely Samsung will officially launch it soon after it releases the Galaxy S5 to the world next week.
One of the most anticipated smartphone launches of the year, the Galaxy S5, is just over a week away, but it’s sure to be only the first of many devices in the S5 lineup. We haven’t heard much about this generation’s spin-offs so far, but an admittedly sketchy leak from a SimpleSite page purportedly reveals the Galaxy S5 Zoom in a grainy image. According to the leak, the S5 Zoom will be called the “K Zoom” when it releases, it will be much thinner and lighter than its predecessor and will feature a 20-megapixel camera with 10x zoom. Previous leaks have stated that the phone will also feature a 720p display, 1.3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
The Galaxy S5 gadget spam is on its way, although some variations of the Galaxy S5 are actually shaping up to be pretty cool. SamMobile brings us word that specs for the upcoming Galaxy S5 Zoom have popped up on benchmark site GFXBench and they show that the S5 Zoom will have a 19-megapixel camera, which is a slight improvement from the 16-megapixel camera that the Galaxy S4 Zoom featured when it launched last year. More →
Just as we expected would be the case in 2014, Samsung seemingly plans to continue using its extremely effective “gadget spam” strategy this year and flood the market with multiple versions of its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone. We’re not sure how well they sold — though a trusted source told BGR late last year that the Galaxy S4 Active was a somewhat popular option at AT&T — but two of Samsung’s more talked about Galaxy S4 variants were the S4 Active and the S4 Zoom. The former is a water-resistant and dust-resistant handset while the latter focused on photography. Now, according to two separate leaks on Tuesday, it looks like both the Active and the Zoom lines will be carrier forward in 2014. More →