Samsung Galaxy K (aka S5 Zoom) Camera-Centric Smartphone Teased Online; Set to Launch on 29 April

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By Rohit KVN | April 14, 2014 6:46 PM EST

We've been hearing the impending launch of Galaxy K (aka S5 Zoom) for quite a while, now Samsung has confirmed the unveiling date of the camera-centric smartphone.

Samsung Mobile officially disclosed the news via Twitter; the company has scheduled to hold an event 'Samsung Media Day' on 29 April at Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore.

Though the company refrains from confirming that the upcoming device is Galaxy K, the tagline of the twitter message - 'KAPTURE THE MOMENT', indirectly implies the smartphone is certain to be the camera based handset.

Galaxy K (SM-C115) is said to sport a 4.8-inch HD (720x1280p) screen and ship with Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with TouchWiz UI, Samsung's proprietary Exynos 5 series (5260) Hexa-core processor (1.7GHz Cortex-A15 dual cores and 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 quad-cores), Mali-T624 (quad-core) GPU, 2GB RAM and expandable memory (via microSD card), according to previous reports.  

The upcoming phone will house a feature-rich 20.2 megapixel main camera boasting OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Xenon Flash, 10x optical zoom, and a 2.1-Megapixel (1920×1080) snapper on the front.

Besides Galaxy K (aka S5 Zoom), Samsung is also speculated to announce two more Galaxy S5 variants Galaxy S5 Mini, a compact model featuring 4.5-inch display and Galaxy S5 Neo, a budget model for price-conscious consumer later this year.

Leaked Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom (SM-C115):

Model

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom (SM-C115)

Display

4.8-inch HD display with 1280x720p resolutions

OS

Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS

Processor

1.3GHz Samsung Exynos 5 series Hexa-core CPU

 (Cortex A15- ARMv7) / or 1.6GHz quad-core processor

GPU

ARM Mali-T624

RAM

2GB

Storage Capacity

Expected 16GB (expandable via microSD card)

Camera

Main: 20.0- megapixel camera with 5184x3888 sensor resolutions, auto-focus, face detection, full HD video,

Front: 2.1-megapixel camera  with full HD video recording

Add-ons

Bluetooth 4.0 LE / ANT+, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, and an IR blaster (remote control feature) and micro-USB 2.0. 

(ED: AJ)

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The logo of Apple Inc is reflected on the back of a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Beijing June 5, 2013.
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