After Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 Zoom we pretty much assumed the company’s new flagship smartphone would get a camera-focused variant as well. Now the first photo of what appears to be the Galaxy S5 Zoom has leaked out along with a list of alleged specs.
From a design perspective, the Galaxy S5 Zoom looks pretty incredible. It sports a massive camera on the back without any visible hump, unlike the bulky S4 Zoom. Samsung appears to have also opted to use the faux-leather plastic for this device instead of the dimpled design introduced with the Galaxy S5, possibly due to significant criticism over the pockmarked design. Whatever the reason is, we’re definitely not complaining.
The Galaxy S5 Zoom allegedly packs a 20-megapixel camera with 10X zoom, bringing it in line with the latest flagship devices from Nokia and Sony. It also comes equipped with NFC and presumably offers high-end specs in a thinner and lighter frame.
We weren’t huge fans of the Galaxy S4 Zoom, mostly because of its awkward design, but if this really is the S5 Zoom and not a fake, then Samsung may have a real hit on its hands. There’s still no word on pricing or availability, though hopefully we won’t have to wait more than a few months for the official launch.