Only two weeks seem to be separating us from the first public appearance of Samsung’s next-generation camera phone, which would put Galaxy S5 Zoom’s launch at less than 10 months after its predecessor’s.
It’s (almost) time to rejoice, photography buffs everywhere, as the S5 Zoom is no longer a whisper in the wind. It’s a rumble in the jungle, or, cheesy metaphors aside, it’s as good as confirmed despite Samsung still being all hush-hush about it.
Following a set of fairly fishy-looking handwritten notes, an accessory listing and unexpectedly clear leaked photo, the handheld was just spotted getting FCC’s blessing under model number SM-C115. This particular version carries both NFC and LTE support, however the latter connectivity option is on bands 2 and 5, which aren’t exactly major US carrier material.
As usual, the federal agency’s certification documents are light on specifics of actual interest, so hardware and software-wise we must rely on previously revealed information. Or wait and see.
Not for long, mind you, as press invitations for an April 29 “Samsung Media Day” appear to suggest that’s when the Koreans intend to unveil the Galaxy K. Wait, so it’s the Galaxy K after all, not the GS5 Zoom? Possibly, as the invites feature a very prominent, almost aggressive stylized letter “K”, including in the text “Kapture the Moment”.
And remember, one source, which we deemed overly eager to prove its worth and thus unreliable, hinted already at similar branding. So there you have it, the digital camera/smartphone hybrid will likely be called Galaxy K and break cover two weeks from tomorrow in Singapore with a slimmer profile, faux leather rear cover, 20.2 MP snapper, 10x optical zoom, quad or hexa-core chip (or both), 2 GB RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat and 4.8-inch 720p display.