Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom will be called the Samsung Galaxy K; phone will be unveiled on April 29th

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom will be called the Samsung Galaxy K; phone will be unveiled on April 29th
Earlier this month, we passed along some news about the camera-centric Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, mainly that the phone would be called the Samsung Galaxy K. That seems to have been confirmed on Sunday by Samsung. The Korean manufacturer has sent out invites to an event it calls Samsung Media Day on April 29th, at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore.

On the invite, it says "Kapture the moment," which sounds like something a camera would do. And of course, the use of the letter "K" obviously has some meaning (unless Sammy's ad team has gone daft). There is also a giant "K" on the invitation, which appears to have a phone inside the image of the letter.

It all adds up to an introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, which apparently will be called the Samsung Galaxy K. The phone will have a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED screen with a 720 x 1280 resolution. Under the hood is a six-core Samsung Exynos 5 Hecta SoC. The Mali-T624 GPU handles graphics and 2GB of RAM is included. The 20MP rear-facing snapper has 10x optical zoom and a Xenon flash, an upgrade over the 16MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The front-facing camera is 2MP and Android 4.4.2 is installed out of the box.

Information like a precise launch date and pricing, will have to wait for April 29th when Samsung takes the wrapping off of its new camera-centric handset.

source: @SamsungMobile

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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



21. DarkRadeonFX

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

And again will be killed by the next gen Lumia 1020.....

13. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Don't know why but i'm soo excited about this one. Maybe just maybe it could have a metal build looking at the metallic design of the letter K in the ad.

7. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Maybe samsung will surprise us with a premium phone! Yes, the ad sounds like a camera centric phone, but the decision to launch it in a museum, is a little odd? And why would they name it galaxy K instead of the s5 zoom? Remember the galaxy J? Yes, K is after the alphabet J. Just saying! Waiting for 29/4.

6. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Cant waiiiiiitttttttttttt

4. DirtySoul

Posts: 16; Member since: May 22, 2012

Six-core is Hexa, not Hepta.

5. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Its hecta now which is even weirder cos hecta is a factor of hundred..

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012


11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

PA needs to get their metric prefixes straight.

15. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Hecto or hecta is a verbal reformation of the greek εκατό ℏekat'o = 100 The funny thing is that Hecto - ℏ'ekto - έκτο is the sixth

17. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Maybe you're right but Hecta now is used to say x6

19. Beijendorf unregistered

No, that's "hexa". It goes mono, di, tri, quad/tetra, penta, hexa, hepta, octa, nona, deca. Learn your ancient Greek.

22. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Quad and nona is from latin see here After 1975 Exa is used for trillion, Hecto is left for the 100 and Hecta now is used to say x6, maybe because Exa and Hexa sounds almost the same. I'll go Greece this summer, so I'll study by close :) (if the summer let me...)

24. Beijendorf unregistered

I stand corrected. The Romans always confuses me since they often spoke Greek as a means of sounding more sophisticated. The word "hecta" isn't on that list though, so I'll stand by my "hexa" statement.

3. fatedcircle14

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

enter Mortal Kombat theme ....

2. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

that's... silly... they already called a Device the Galaxy K, it was a Galaxy S variant (the first one) for an exclusive Korean telecom company I believe...

1. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014


9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Mark the calendar because a great phone is being announced.

10. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013


12. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Meh.. Hecto or hecta is a unit prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one hundred. It's Exacore from the Greek έξι, ('eksi) six

20. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

@12 After 1975 Exa is used for trillion. Imagine a trillion cores lol. Better than Nvidia's Tegra K1 192-Core processor... Anyway, Hecto is left for the 100 and Hecta now is used to say x6.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

A great phone is the Xperia Z2. The best camera phone. It has beaten the 808. It has everything ranging from stereo speakers to 4K video capture.

16. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Wait. The Z2 has that good of a camera? Where have you seen these camera reviews?


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Z1 is ranked third and we all know how it was a hit or miss. Buckets of salt are to be taken.

26. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

LOL You have no idea of photo, do you ???? 808 is a monster ! I´ve one and DxOMark is not an authorithy in photos anymore, read from pros ... ..."DXO lost their credibility" Sony Z2 has a lot of bugs to correct (just google it), photos are overexposed etc. . If you want to justify your money that´s ok !

18. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Its better to say a camera is going to be announced and I doubt whether it would be great or not.

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