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Alleged Galaxy K cameraphone pictures appear, with the 10x zoom lens all the way out

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Alleged Galaxy K cameraphone pictures appear, with the 10x zoom lens all the way out
We had the first claimed sample from Samsung's Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) not long ago, and even got a glimpse of the alleged faux-leather front of the device before that. In the meantime, rumors swirled that Samsung wants to make the S4 Zoom successor a much more compact device, while keeping the 10x optical zoom ability.

Well, judging from the first claimed pictures of the cameraphone with the telescopic lens all the way out, it might have achieved that goal. Granted, the Galaxy K here is wrapped in what seems to be a silicon case, but it does look more slimmed-down than the bulky S4 Zoom indeed. We'll know by how much when we get the exact dimensions, of course.

Other than that, the Galaxy K's specs are said to be an upgrade to its predecessor, with a 4.8" Super AMOLED HD display, a six-core Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa SoC, and 2 GB of RAM. The all-important camera part has been improved, too, eventually getting a 20 MP rear-facing snapper with 10x optical zoom and a Xenon flash - an upgrade over the 16 MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The front-facing camera should be 2 MP, while Android 4.4.2 is said to be installed out of the box. What do you think of the design you see in the pics below?

source: Tieba

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posted on 23 Apr 2014, 02:52 11

1. maherk (Posts: 1199; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


looks much better than the 1st generation, that one was way to bulky. This one while isn't the slimmest smartphone out there, it is still great for a phone with 10x zoom lens.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 04:47 2

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


But you want some bulk on a camera for proper hand grip, many serious Lumia photographers bought the bulky grip for the 1020, making it as big as Galaxy Cameras, and they are shooting more stable with it.

Now if this cameraphone has the new 20MP ISOCELL sensor, preferably larger than the one in the S5, like 1/2.3" or even 1/2", this could be an extremely solid performer.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 02:56 11

2. Kal-el (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


SOLDDDD!

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:06 1

6. maherk (Posts: 1199; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


well I ll have to wait for the full specs, if they turned out to be close to the S5's, then I ll guess I ll pass on the S5 and wait for this bad boy.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:01 6

3. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


That's a one hell of a phone, bring it on Sammy

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:04 1

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3728; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


How much is this Samsung supposed to cost? If it's in the $500 US range, it seems that something like the Sony RX100 would be a far nicer camera for the money. You don't get 10x optical zoom, or wifi, but you do get optical zoom, a big sensor, and a nice form factor IMO.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DSC-RX100-Sensor-Digital-Camera/dp/B00889ST2G

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 11:54

30. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


it already got OIS .. and i dont think u get the whole point here. this is a phone camera hybrid

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:09 2

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh yes, this looks much better than the last year's big bulky S4 Zoom. I hope it comes with a faux leather back so it will look like Samsung's NX series camera.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:10 2

10. NotAGeek (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


At least this is good for people who want to use their camera for phone calls...other then that a regular pocket camera is better imo

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:16 2

12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Well, this is a 2 in 1 device, so it's more convenient because you have a good camera and a smartphone combined together. I'd rather take this instead of having two devices in both of my pockets and I need to take out the camera and turn it on when I want to take a picture, it's a bit troublesome don't you think?

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 06:25

23. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3298; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Turning on a camera takes less time than unlocking and opening the camera app of a smartphone though.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:31

17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3728; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Is it confirmed that the cellular radio is still in the camera? Last rumor I read said it only had wifi.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:11 3

11. tiara6918 (Posts: 1531; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


It's great how samsung managed to put a 10x optical zoom on a slim device. But sadly the device is still ugly

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:20 1

14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, the back is a bit ugly, but it will look better if it comes with a leather back or at least faux leather back because it will look like Samsung's NX series camera.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:21 1

15. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Looks promising and really awesome too!!!

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:49

18. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


The back is not like the N3's faux leather.. more like the S5's perforated pattern. And the thickness is down from the 15mm, maybe to at least 11mm!! But the processor I'm not fan of.. If Samsung decided to put at least a Snapdragon 600, it would be a greater choice than the Exynos 5 Hexa, IMO..

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 03:59

19. galanoth (Posts: 339; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Exynos is for the non-LTE countries.
Snapdragon for LTE countries.
That's how they've been doing it for 2 years now.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 04:20

20. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


I know that, but they do this to the "S" and "Note" Series.. I don't know about the non flagship models.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:48

22. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I like it.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 06:33

24. surethom (Posts: 321; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Still 2 thick, make it just 5x zoom & make it even thinner.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:24

32. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Agree to that

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 07:16

25. SPASE (Posts: 125; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Love it...
I'd be willing to pay no more than 800usd.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 08:39 2

26. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


If the IQ will still not be better than Pureview 808, it is still pointless IMO :). I'd rather carry an RX100II. Or yet better, a Nikon D800E.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 08:48

27. sergiobr (Posts: 435; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Let´s wait for sensor size (1") otherwise ... keeping my RX100

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 09:52

29. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3298; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


lol even if it has the 1" sensor it won't take as good pictures as a RX100

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 09:46 1

28. CyberFalcon (Posts: 172; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Will this phone be a worthy opponent to the Lumia 1020?

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 05:41

35. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Nah, still can't match the 1020. Lumia 1020 has a big sensor

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 06:41

36. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


A big sensor cramped with rediculous amount of mehapixels so lost its benefits as pixel size is ridiculously small

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 16:27

40. muhsen (Posts: 267; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Just to point how baseless ur comment is, the 1020 pixel size when using the full 38 mpx (no oversampling )of its sensor is fourth to the HTC one (thanks to its 4mpx cam, its quite big), the i5s and the 808 pv (1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively). The difference between that of i5s , 808 and 1020 is small. Now when using the oversampling tech( it can be achieved from 20 mpx till 5 mpx), the 1020 will be 2nd to the 808 (even with the lowest oversampled photos at 20mpx). Now when u r taking a 20 mpx photo with a 1020 , u will have the biggest resolution photo u can get with a phone (20 mpx is the maximum currently with some flagships) while having the biggest pixel size ( not counting the 808 since it's discontinued). Again , u don't have to dismiss the 1020 (the best cam phone probably till its successor comes) just to show how good an upcoming not tested phone is. For the record, my comments r typed from a galaxy note 10.1

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:00

31. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


this phone already topped the Antutu Benchmark scores due to very capable processor running a 720p display it already passed 35,000 points .. i must mention that my N9005 note3 running Snapdragon 800 only got 37,000.

Other thing its about the same thickness of the lumia1020 but with a real 10x Optical zoom instead of the 41mp crop gimmick that works in day only :D as i tried it at night and its full of noise.

About the added 1.5mm thickness than the S5 and Note3 or other slimmest phones around .. do u even care for 2mm ! dont start winning you already put your phone in Otterbox cases which extremly bulky as hell !

then the form factor is already near to the Galaxy S3 same display size with better specs and a real camera.

Am willing to Swap my Note3 with it.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 19:39

33. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3728; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Is it a real cell phone or just wifi?

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 06:46

37. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Sure its a real phone with 4G lte

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 16:05

39. muhsen (Posts: 267; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


I am sorry but I have seen the 1020 myself and nothing from what u say is true. The 1020 is real king in most scenarios by a very good margin and pureview oversampling magic does work indeed, night before day.
Besides, all photography centered sites confirmed strongly that the 1020 has no match. So not some amateur will suddenly discover otherwise. U don't have to denounce the reference for all camera smartphones just to talk positively about an "upcoming" device.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 01:15

34. Taters (Posts: 3597; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The camera bump looks to be about the same size as the 1020 hump when closed. Of course I have to see the lens retracted to be sure but that is what it looks like.

Once it has no bumps, then there literally wouldn't be a downside compared to a normal phone, except maybe for battery life.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 06:48

38. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


If its dimensions is equal to the lumia1020 then I dont mind getting it at all ... Specially with a 4.8" screen

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