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Galaxy S5 Zoom specs leak out again, much slimmer chassis than the S4 Zoom is inferred

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Galaxy S5 Zoom specs leak out again, much slimmer chassis than the S4 Zoom is inferred
At first we had the unsubstantiated rumors about an upcoming Galaxy S5 Zoom, then its spec sheet went visible at the GFXBenchmark database, and now a living, breathing person has scribbled those same specs on a sheet of paper, old school as it is. The leak comes from Poland, which lends it some credibility, as Samsung has a huge R&D center near Warsaw, which has leaked quite a few things before.

We don't get phone specs written down with actual pen on actual paper every day, so stop and smell the... ink, reveling in the moment for a while. Other than that novelty, the jotted-down specs coincide with the previous leak, save for the processor. The S5 Zoom is listed with a 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU here, whereas in the previous speculation it is cited with a 1.3 GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa CPU with ARM Mali-T624 graphics. The other confirmed specs are a 4.8" display with HD resolution, and 2 GB of RAM, as well as the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The new pieces of information that we get are about the design, and the camera. While the shooter is reiterated to be 20 MP - a decent upgrade over the 16 MP unit on the S4 Zoom - it is now added that it will feature 10x optical zoom and Xenon flash. Granted, that's what we have on the current Zoom edition, too, but the source claims that the S5 Zoom will be thinner than its predecessor, and the lens will be "much better hidden in the casing." This is certainly the most welcome change, as last year's hefty camera with phone functions might have turned into a svelte cameraphone this year, hopefully with a much more compact chassis. Now the only thing left is to see actual pics of the design, and some camera samples from the new 20 MP sensor.

Galaxy S5 Zoom specs leak out again, much slimmer chassis than the S4 Zoom is inferred
source: Galaktyczny.pl (translated)

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posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:31 3

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2289; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Need to check this with pics. Nice specs with thin body.

IDK how Nokia gonna make fun of them again. With Martini, Icon or 1520 this time or only 1020 again.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:45 7

3. tech2 (Posts: 1746; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


All Nokia does is takes jab at competition, a company that couldn't even protect itself from being sold to MS.

Even their newest 'Icon' has god awful battery life for such a thick brick.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:54 1

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2289; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yeah, that's true. But that's Flop effect, the Trojan horse for selling the company.

I think Icon is limited to US only (correct me if I'm wrong). Looking forward for Martini and WP 8.1 combined.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 09:14

5. fouadqr (Posts: 280; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Nokia can return to produce smartphones in 2016 ..MS didn't buy the whole company !!

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 09:19 4

7. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Just Read an extensive and super detailed photography article that compares all of the flagships right now excluding Note 3 and including Lumia 1020, Z1, 5s and all the other wannabes too, funny thing is .. The S4 got the best overall camera. I was surprised but hey here's cold water thrown in your face 4%-marketshare-worshiper.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 13:21 1

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


i have the s4 zoom and its a real camera not a phone with a camera. post the link plz

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 15:59 1

25. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


The Link :http://thedigitalcamera.net/best-camera-phone-the-final-comparative/

"And in this sense it is most surprising that the models Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1, wich are more modern and better, receive the smallest note. The explanation is not another that, while in the section on speed they are very similar, the noise that their sensors throw is greater, thus hindering their chances in the final table.

With the two htc models we have also had a small surprise, but once again the lower resolution of the htc One in front of the One X subtracts points in the final assessment.

With this, we could say that, based on the evidence of the laboratory, the Samsung Galaxy s4 is the mobile phone with best camera, or at least the more offset. And that is, that not all the megapixels, nor the UltraPixeles are the solution."

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 20:27

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


Great article

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 23:26

29. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Yeah bro it's really interesting ...

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 10:58

10. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


looks ugly, there cameras are better looking, why does samsung likes curves on thier phones and cameras

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 14:14 1

24. tech2 (Posts: 1746; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


*their

For better ergonomics. Curves makes the device very comfortable to hold.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 13:20

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


they cant .. already at camera quality the 1020 lose againest the s4 zoom .. and i know what am sayin i have the s4 zoom in my hands

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:36 3

2. sergiobr (Posts: 383; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Bring it on ! But with a huge 1" sensor please Sammy !

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 11:28

12. fireblade (Posts: 628; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


will you pay $1000 for 1" sensor only?

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 12:07 1

14. sergiobr (Posts: 383; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Nop , but $ 600/700 for a good Android device and camera, yes !

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 13:26 2

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


they should atleast put 1/1.2" this time ... when i look at my s4 zoom i think why the hell they just put 1/2.3" ! there is lots of space !

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 14:10

23. sergiobr (Posts: 383; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Agree, Samsung NX mini is coming with 1" already (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/03/19/samsung-n​x-mini-first-impressions-review-posted?utm_campaig​n=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=te​xt&ref=title_0_21). I have a Sony Rx-100 with 1" and the images are superb ! Why not S5 Zoom ????

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 09:17

6. nobrainer (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


some polish lad gonna loose his head for it :P

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 09:23

8. surethom (Posts: 227; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Give us just 5x optical zoom & a even thinner body please, Max 12mm thick please.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 09:30

9. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


the S4 zoom had 10x so surely you're getting at least 10x .. and you're right about the thickness though ..

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 10:59 1

11. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


that would be just awsome 5xoptical wow

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 11:28 1

13. fireblade (Posts: 628; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Lumia 1020 and 808 pureview destroy this junk
*sensor size really gives a f**k

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 13:27 1

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


looll u havnt tried the s4 zoom for once it a CAMERA dude .. wake up

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 12:52

15. PAPINYC (Posts: 2171; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


OMG ..... OMG ..... OMf

Just figured out what my dream phone is:

Galaxy Note 4 Zoom Pro!

Can ya' hear me 'now' Sammy/Verizon????

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 13:30 1

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


As an owner of the s4 zoom : What i think is Yes they need to use the new tech. in recent digicam where the Lens are INSIDE the case.
And they should put a bigger sensor .. there are lots of space.
Quad core is a pleasent upgrade its the NoteII Specs. inside

But Samsung hear this : Owners of the Zoom Series are not behind Specs. they are behind the Camera quality. they gave up form factor for a phone camera that work. So give us a totall upgrade for the camera not just crampling more megapixels inside the same Sensor

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 13:33 2

21. Joshua9007 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I am sure that we'll get more information on this soon, but it sounds like they are using either the sensor from the NX-300 or some modification of a similar sensor. If it is that sensor, I would be very impressed, and tell anyone that is thinking of this phone to get it. I have the NX-300 and it is an awesome camera and the pictures are fantastic, the main difference is that there will not be interchangeable lenses. But if they include the software that is on the galaxy camera, it should be more than capable and better than most other phone cameras. Even the nokia phone with 42MP sensor is still a fixed position camera with a smaller lens and will probably hold no advantage over the GS5 zoom with a large lens, 20MP sensor and physical 10X zoom. The one thing I want to see is exactly how thin they can make it. I just wish they would not use the 'Galaxy S' name, as that should just refer to the smartphone, and the 'Galaxy zoom' should be its own thing, as from what I can tell it has no similarities to the S5 (no 5.1" screen, no snapdragon 801, HR monitor, fingerprint reader, water resistance, etc.)

As ALWAYS, a dedicated camera will always be the best quality because that is its only job, but we have seen phone cameras go from a novelty on a flip phone (VGA quality) to beating the point-and-shoot that were available just a few years ago. There are certain limitations to anything we can easily fit in our pockets, so I do not expect anything to really challenge a DSLR... at least for now.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 13:56

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


i saw some slim compact digicams so slim with 10x optical where the lens were actually inside the frame

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 16:06

26. sip1995 (Posts: 633; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Another wannabe Nokia lumia 1020.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 17:40 2

27. gigaraga (Posts: 468; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


More like the Lumia 1020 destroyer

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 04:59

30. sip1995 (Posts: 633; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Hahaha, your comment makes me laugh.

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