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

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.

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.

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Galaxy K zoom
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2430 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2



20. Elrod

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

try doing some research not just copy paste what other blogs post fake made with sony DSC-H200...tssss​1

15. surethom

Posts: 1780; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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


Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 14, 2014


10. Elfmonster unregistered

The role is money


Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

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

7. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 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

6. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

1. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Wait for the Lumia!!!!!!

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

They are good, as a camera phone not as a smartphone Their only quality is camera otherwise nothing much

3. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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

5. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 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


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Xperia Z2 > everything else

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

pls don't invite hate on z2

14. SleepingOz unregistered

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

16. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I doubt...

17. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Lie detected.

18. express77 unregistered

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

19. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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

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