Oh look, the Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) actually looks like a phone

April 23, 2014
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The alleged Galaxy K

Remember the Galaxy S4 Zoom? The smartphone/camera hybrid landed last year with a… well, without a bang. Customers weren’t really swayed by the rather curious device, which combined a Galaxy S4 with a 10X optical zoom telescopic lens. But Samsung isn’t ready to give up on the concept just yet and will reportedly unveil its successor in less than a week, under the Galaxy K brand.

We already learned many of the Galaxy K’s specifications, but now we have two leaked shots suggesting that the device will actually lean more towards a smartphone, rather than a point and shoot camera, at least when it comes to its thickness.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom of last year was not only bulkier overall, but it also featured a protruding section that made it easy to handle, but also added a lot of girth to its profile.

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The 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Now Samsung appears to have opted for a pebble-like shape for the device, with only the area around the lens (which itself appears to be smaller than on the first gen) protruding. And, while the first leaked image of the Galaxy K showed a Note 3-like texture, from these pics we can tell that the final product will adopt the dimpled finish found on the Galaxy S5.

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The alleged Galaxy K

To recap, rumored specs for the Galaxy K include:

  • 20.2MP sensor
  • 10X optical zoom
  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 720 x 1280 resolution
  • Samsung Exynos 5 hexa-core, Mali-T624 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2MP front facing camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung will introduce the Galaxy K on April 29 at an event in Singapore, and that’s when we’ll find out just how much better the device will be compared to its predecessor. Fingers crossed!

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