Amid increasing speculation Samsung is looking at mediocre Galaxy S5 sales, reports of various S5 subspecies are piling up as well, indicating the likely existence of Prime, Mini, Neo and Zoom models… for starters.
The GS5 Prime is by far the most exciting variant, but the camera-centric Zoom is bound to make a few waves too. What we don’t know is if the good kind of waves are in the cards, or the bad kind, à la last year’s Galaxy S4 zoom.
Remember the half-camera, half-phone hybrid that looked appalling and carried equally as dreadful hardware specifications? No idea how its successor plans to work out the obvious design kinks, but at least as far as the smartphone part is concerned, be ready for a number of major upgrades.
According to always reliable GFX Bench data, the Galaxy S5 zoom, aka SM-C115, will sport a 4.8-inch 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution screen, along with a hexa-core Exynos 5 chip, 2 GB RAM and, wait for it, 19 MP rear snapper.
For comparison, the S4 zoom mostly disappointed with a sub-par 4.3-inch 960 x 540 pix res display, also packing an underwhelming dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, and just 1.5 GB RAM. Meanwhile, the main camera was outstanding even when it carried a 16 MP sensor, so you can imagine the 3 extra megapixels shall only drive performance forward.
Now please Samsung, pretty please, work on the aesthetics a little. Everyone wants a top-notch camera phone with pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat, but not if it resembles a brick Dr. Frankenstein conducted experiments on.
Via [GFX Bench]