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Claimed first camera sample from the Samsung Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) appears

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Claimed first camera sample from the Samsung Galaxy K  (S5 Zoom) appears
Samsung has allegedly thinned the so-called Galaxy K, an S4 Zoom successor, and made the lens much less protruding, despite that it has eventually kept the 10x optical zoom abilities. That's what we've been hearing so far, and we even got a picture of the device's back tipped, to prove that it will be a more compact cameraphone than last year's bulky contraption.

The rumor mill says that the device will be called Galaxy K, and an official Samsung event invitation for April 29th, seems to confirm the title, at least in the "K" part. As a reminder, the phone is expected to have a 4.8" Super AMOLED screen with a 720 x 1280 resolution. Under the hood is a six-core Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa SoC. A Mali-T624 GPU handles graphics, and 2 GB of RAM is eventually included. The alleged 20 MP rear-facing snapper has 10x optical zoom and a Xenon flash, an upgrade over the 16 MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The front-facing camera should be 2 MP, while Android 4.4.2 is said to be installed out of the box.

Galaxy K EXIF data

Galaxy K EXIF data

All fine and dandy, sounding like a worthy upgrade to its predecessor, but how about the camera quality? We get it that Samsung might have managed to fit a 10x optical zoom in a more compact chassis, but if the pictures aren't any good, those efforts would be in vain. As if to soothe our worries, and prep the ground for the Galaxy K unveiling later this month, a sample picture has appeared, carrying the EXIF tag of Samsung SM-C115. The S4 Zoom is SM-C101, so the codename might indeed signify this year's edition of Samsung's compact camera with phone functions. 

There is nothing much else to be told from a single picture, except that the camera focused on the background, instead of the shrubbery right in front, but the photo looks decent otherwise, and we are eagerly expecting to put the eventual Galaxy K through its paces.

Alleged first sample from the Samsung Galaxy K cameraphone, expected to be announced April 29th

Alleged first sample from the Samsung Galaxy K cameraphone, expected to be announced April 29th


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posted on 17 Apr 2014, 02:25 5

1. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 96; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


Wait for the Lumia!!!!!!

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 02:29 16

2. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


They are good, as a camera phone not as a smartphone

Their only quality is camera otherwise nothing much

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 02:31 7

3. sergiobr (Posts: 412; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


No WP !!! Nokia made the wrong move ... windows. Nice picture,but we need low light shots ,and higher (1') sensor (please Sammy).

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 02:35 8

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


I want real optical zoom ...not digital "lossless zoom" ...sure agreed better than regular digital ...but optical hands down...after all your comparing 2 camera eccentric phones so we'll talk cameras not OS cuz ...we all know which way that goes LMAO

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 02:55 8

8. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Xperia Z2 > everything else

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 03:36 6

11. pwnarena (Posts: 879; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


pls don't invite hate on z2

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 04:28 8

14. SleepingOz (unregistered)


My 6months old Note 3 still offers a better overall experience than it.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 05:25 4

16. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I doubt...

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 05:45 4

17. Lyngdoh (Posts: 224; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Lie detected.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 06:37 5

18. express77 (unregistered)


He might be talking about user experience only and not about camera quality Mr. Lie detector.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 08:46 1

19. sergiobr (Posts: 412; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Note 3 user too, in good light all the tops have a good look.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 02:35

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


If Samsung announced a new model, the Galaxy S5P, a version of the S5 that included a really nice camera with OIS and Xenon flash, that would be interesting.

This thing, "Galaxy K", should remain in the lab. I'd rather have a better camera without a cell phone OS. Android, especially Samsung's "extra lag" version of it, does not making taking pictures any better.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 02:36

6. fireblade (Posts: 693; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Meh, still much noise. G3 camera has better quality.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Purported-first-photo-sample-from-LG-G3-surfaces-you-be-the-judge_id53431

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 02:44 1

7. htcforlife (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Damn! Imagine putting that thing to your ear and people thinking that guy has gone nuts
Still looks more like a camera than a smartphone sammy!
Remember its a smartphone based camera not a camera based smartphone

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 03:08

9. NIGER.AREA (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I don't understand the role of this Galaxy camera series.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 03:17

10. Elfmonster (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


The role is money

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 03:42

12. NIGER.AREA (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Alright.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 04:03

13. gigaraga (Posts: 883; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


This will definitely trump the Lumia series and their 'cameras'.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 05:14

15. surethom (Posts: 256; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Very nice but if the "phone" is still thick & not 3 times thinner than last year's model then no thanks.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 01:25

20. Elrod (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)


try doing some research not just copy paste what other blogs post
fake made with sony DSC-H200...tssss

twitter.com/krzysztofbryk/status/45678593065787392​1

flickr.com/photos/jemaambiental/12270162274/

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