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

April 23, 2014
samsung galaxy K (s5 zoom (2)

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.

samsung galaxy s4 zoom aa design tripod plug and microsd

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.

samsung galaxy K (s5 zoom (1)

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!

Comments

  • George Av

    that is one sexy compact camera..

    • MasterMuffin

      Highly disagree. That’s one ugly device!

      • Dimitar Gospodinov

        it has a transparent case on it…it doesn’t look ugly (to me) at all…

        • MasterMuffin

          To me it does :)

          • Dimitar Gospodinov

            Everybody sees things different…there is a saying that everybody has the right not to have a taste… No problem tho if we were all the samethe world was going to be a very boring place…

          • MasterMuffin

            I agree with that, I was just stating my opinion :)

        • Jonathan TAM

          The transparent casing makes it look like the Nokia Asha 503 LOL…

      • George Av

        look at it without the plastic case, it looks awesome.. for a compact camera..

        • MasterMuffin

          I thought the transparent case was part of it >_<

          • George Av

            nah, just a case.. now you think it sexy?

          • MasterMuffin

            Nah :P

          • George Av

            Goddamnit -_- gimmie a muffin

          • MasterMuffin

            Now I’m hungry :/

          • George Av

            I was hungry first -_- gimmi a damn muffin.. NOW! :P

  • Siphiwe

    If the lens are detachable I might like this service.

    • MasterMuffin

      Doesn’t look like it

      • rose

        You might purchase it as we all know :)

  • thadjudda1

    they shoulda made it a 1080p Screen

  • Bilal Mahmood

    hexa core? first time seen a hex core phone!

    • Suryawan Pranata Suryawan

      nah note 3 neo first dude

  • Mr james bunt

    Look at that thickness compare to last year model-nothing has change, just a few mm of differences

    • Ben

      thats a lot in phones and tabs..

  • Steve Steiner

    Why?

  • Ben

    so……… so,……. hideous