One of the top rules of investigative journalism requires a report be verified through at least three separate sources before deemed trustworthy. Well, as far as the forthcoming but not yet official Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom is concerned, we have our three sources telling us to expect roughly the same things from the camera phone.
There’s also an alleged “insider” with a claimed high-resolution photo of the device’s rear, however I’d hold off on appraising that particular tidbit as reliable. Meanwhile, the list of features, which first emerged via GFX Bench and then gained traction in Poland, is again mentioned by an AnTuTu listing.
According to the notorious benchmark, the GS5 zoom, otherwise known as the K zoom, conveys a 4.8-inch 1,280 x 720 pixels display. That’s 0.5 inches larger than S4 zoom’s panel, and a welcomed upgrade resolution-wise too.
Moving on, this particular model tested through AnTuTu (SM-C115) seems to pack Samsung’s one-of-a-kind Exynos 5260 hexa-core chip, yet it’s entirely possible quad-core variants will see daylight in certain markets as well.
Aided by 2 GB RAM, the Exynos 5 processor inside the S5 zoom delivers superior scores to both Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One M7, despite the gadget being technically an upper mid-ranger, not a high-ender.
The main selling point, camera performance, should also enthuse, thanks to an improved 20.2 MP primary snapper with neat add-ons such as optical image stabilization, Xenon Flash and 10x optical zoom. Finally, the S5 zoom will most likely run Android 4.4 KitKat out the box. ETA? We can’t know for sure, but current guesstimates say May.
Via [Sam Mobile]