More Samsung Galaxy K (Galaxy S5 Zoom) pictures leak, and it doesn’t look bad

Samsung is gearing up to announce a follow-up to last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom next week, and more new photos of the thing have leaked. We don’t get any front-side shots of the Samsung Galaxy K, though we imagine those who are interested in this are more concerned about what’s sitting on the back.

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That nice, big zoom sensor is right where it should be, and while it doesn’t fit flush inside the rest of the chassis, it looks a lot more natural than the wavy shape of last year’s model.

The device appears to be sporting some sort of clear case in these photos. We’re assuming that’s not standard with the device as the first leaked shot of this thing didn’t have such a case. It looks bulky because of it, but the device actually seems to have the slim form factor Samsung is expected to promise.

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Not in the know about what they’re announced April 29th? Here’s everything we know about its specs so far:

  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p display
  • Samsung Exynos 5 5260 hexa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 20-megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom and Xenon flash
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Not the most ground-breaking device in terms of performance, but we imagine those interested in this device only care about the imaging equipment attached to its backside. All eyes will be on Singapore next week, so circle back for the full details once they’re finally made available.

[Baidu via SamMobile]

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  • David Narada Brown

    maybe im just stupid. But if pictures are that important to you why would you want this on your phone instead of a dedicated camera? So you dont have to carry 2 devices! your picture taking experience will be interrupted by text messages and phone calls. There goes that precious moment you couldnt capture of your child taking his first steps!

    • WhoaManWtF

      Modern phones are pretty good at not fully interrupting whatever you are doing with their notifications. I receive calls and text often while I am doing something, even taking pictures and am able to continue before answering or even ignoring and returning the call later. Luckily though if that is not for you this device is just giving people more options, different strokes for different folks right?

      • David Narada Brown

        your right! next up is a phone that also has dedicated cupholder. never mess up that nice table again. just whip out your phone and place that cold sweating drink on top of it. problem solved.

        • Yury H

          Ahaha I wouldn’t be surprised if this was another Galaxy variant xD

    • uniquename72

      I think of this as a normal phone with a MUCH better camera. The much larger sensor should help where normal camera phones suck the most: low light images.

      Unfortunately, even the sensor on this thing isn’t really big enough to make the added thickness worthwhile (I’m guessing, having not seen the pics). I’d like to see one with the Canon S120 sensor in it (1/1.7″).

      • David Narada Brown

        Looking at the picture comparisons for the One + One, Im impressed with what they were able to do with that camera. if this doesnt take pictures that are noticeably better than those, then this to me is point less! but i guess we’ll have to see what its capable of first.

        • Sharky

          The trouble with the last Zoom was that it wasn’t much better than a top-end phone camera, I can’t imagine many people really needed an optical zoom on them at all times.

          If this model has a much better camera than the rest of the market, and as good as a mid-range compact, then I can see how some people would like the thought of having it with them at all times.

    • Roaduardo

      I shared similar thoughts ever since the first Zoom device. For me the camera in my phone is sufficient for everyday images I want to shoot as I would on a P&S. I can’t imagine needing to have such a long optical zoom most days. It’s nice having the option on a phone but the trade off for me isn’t worth it. I’m quite the photography enthusiast so if I really need a large optical zoom it’s because I’m traveling somewhere where I’ll specifically need that capability.

      Anyway, everyday shots the P&S equivalent camera on most phones today are sufficient. Any further needs than that it’s more practical using a more advanced camera. But this is still a fun looking device for a niche set of consumers.