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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom cameraphone pictured ahead of official reveal

Tom Morgan
23 Apr 2014
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Samsung's second generation cameraphone, expected to launch as the Galaxy K Zoom, has apparently been spotted ahead of an official announcement on a Chinese blog

Samsung's camera-focused follow up to the Galaxy S4 Zoom is fast approaching, and it now looks as though the Galaxy K Zoom has broken cover ahead of an official announcement from the company.

First posted to Chinese blog tieba.baidu, the leaked images appear to show the rear of the Galaxy K Zoom with the same dimpled texture as the Galaxy S5, which is itself covered in a clear plastic protective case. The lens assembly is split into three sections, rather than two, and appears to sit fairly flush to the phone when fully retracted.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

The Galaxy S4 Zoom felt more like a compact camera with a large touchscreen than a phone, as it was very chunky and the lens assembly stuck out of the back of the handset. Samsung appears to be making the Galaxy K Zoom more of a phone first, with a flatter (though still fairly thick) design that should better fit in a pocket. Unfortunately it's impossible to read the markings on the lens, so we can't tell what zoom, crop ratio and aperture it uses.

Originally hinted at in a cryptic Samsung invite where the company promised to unveil a "new mobile product", the Galaxy K Zoom (possibly known as the Galaxy S5 Zoom in territories outside of Samsung's native Korea) is expected to be heavily based on the Galaxy S5 - albeit with a much larger camera sensor, paired with an optical zoom lens.

So far, rumours have pointed to a 20-megapixel camera sensor paired with 10x optical zoom lens and Xenon flash. The phone part of the device should comprise of a 4.8in AMOLED display, hexa-core Samsung Exynos processor and 2GB of RAM, with Google's Android 4.4 KitKat operating system powering the handset.

Samsung's Kapture the Moment event is due to take place on the 29th of April, so we only have a week to wait to see what the company has in store.

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