|Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom will have a slimmer body compared to Galaxy S4 zoom and use a 20MP CMOS sensor with Xenon flash.|
NEW DELHI: Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy S5 globally on April 11, but the company may have another announcement up its sleeve.
According to a report by Polish website Galaktyczny.pl, the South Korean manufacturer is readying a Galaxy S5 variant focussed on camera optics.
Last year, Samsung launched Galaxy S4 zoom, which had toned-down hardware specifications, better camera features and bulkier body.
Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom will have a slimmer body compared to Galaxy S4 zoom and use a 20MP CMOS sensor, instead of the 16MP sensor used in last year's variant. The Galaxy S5 itself has a 16MP rear camera now.
Even though Samsung has done away with the hump, the camera will still have 10X optical zoom. It will also feature optical image stabilization, which is missing from Galaxy S5; the device will also have xenon flash. The upcoming Samsung device is also said to have a zoom ring positioned such that it comes under the user's thumb; it was placed around the lens in Galaxy S4 zoom.
Other key hardware specifications of Galaxy S5 zoom include 4.8-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.6GHz processor and 2GB RAM. It will run on Android 4.4 (KitKat), with TouchWiz UI on top.
Even though there is no word on the design of the device yet, it is speculated that Samsung may use the faux leather back panel on this device as well.
Samsung is expected to officially unveil the device next week.