It looks like like the Samsung Galaxy S5 also has a cousin who ranks better in the camera department, if we are to believe these leaked images and technical specifications.
There have been rumors of Samsung launching two version of the Galaxy S5, and when the South Korean company only launched one, the whole world sighed in disappointment. Now, a leaked imaged of what presumably is an SGS5 Zoom appeared on the Internet and the spark of hope was reignited. Unlike its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy S4 Zoom, this one is a lot thinner. Obviously, there are plenty of there features that were improved, but it’s anyone’s guess that the main focus when developing this device was on the camera.
This camera-smartphone hybrid is definitely thicker than the basic (calling a flagship smartphone basic certainly feels weird) Samsung Galaxy S5, but that definitely makes sense when you think that the lens extends beyond the body of the device. Rumor has it that the manufacturer equipped the SGS5 Zoom with a 4.4-44mm 1:3.3-6.7 24mm, 20-megapixel lens with 10x optical zoom.
While the ones passing around the rumors know for a fact that the SGS5 Zoom will come with a 4.8-inch display, they’re pretty indecisive in what concerns the resolution of this display. As a consequence, some say that it’s a 720, while others are certain that Samsung equipped it with a 1080p display.
Other rumored features include an Exynos 6-core processor, NFC and Android 4.4 KitKat. It remains to be seen whether the South Korean tech company wants to change any of these features prior to the launch or not, but until now, these are not that bad.
Given the retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, people might be better of buying a basic Android smartphone and an entry-level DSLR, especially since the prices of the latter have gone low in the past years. It goes without saying that carrying an SGS5 Zoom is easier than going around with a DSLR around the neck, but the quality of a smartphone’s camera has yet to match the one of a full-fledged sensor. The battery life also makes a difference between the two categories of products, especially since the SGS5 Zoom will also be used for other things than taking pictures.