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

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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Galaxy K zoom
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, Hexa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2430 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

2. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

SOLDDDD!

6. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

3. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

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

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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

30. ashouhdy

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

10. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 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

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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?

23. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

15. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Looks promising and really awesome too!!!

18. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 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..

19. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

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

20. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

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

22. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I like it.

24. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

32. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Agree to that

25. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

26. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

27. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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

29. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

28. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

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

35. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

36. ashouhdy

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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

40. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 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

31. ashouhdy

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

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