Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Reported to Have 19 Megapixel Camera

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom image

There are few smartphones that have as much brand recognition as Samsung’s Samsung Galaxy line. Known for their large screens, speedy processors and a wealth of apps and functions gifted to them by the Android operating system, Samsung’s Galaxy handsets are capable of making as big a splash in the media waters as the Apple iPhone. But it’s not just on the blogs and in the papers where Samsung Galaxy does well, with the handsets having proved themselves with strong sales across the globe. Perhaps the best way to capitalise on this revenue then? Release more of the things, albeit with newer, more tailored features to try and garner fan interest (and sales, of course) across the ‘galaxy’ that the phones are named after.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was a good example of Samsung’s spin-off powers, with the phone being rereleased in Mini, Active and Zoom flavours and now, before it has even been released, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S5 already has a spin-off iteration in the works, namely, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom. The phone is yet to be confirmed but it has a strong likelihood of being announced at some point due to how well the S4 Zoom was received and the S5 Zoom seems to improve upon its photo snapping abilities even more, if recent rumours of the phone sporting a 19 megapixel camera are to be believed. That news comes from the GFXBench database, which also states that as well as a 19 megapixel camera with optical zoom that’s capable of recording video in 1080p HD, the phone will also have a 2 megapixel camera and a 4.8 inch 720p HD screen, which will run on a hexa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor.

Notably, if the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom’s rumoured specs do prove to be true, the phone will have a slightly smaller screen in comparison to that of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which has a 5.1 inch 1080p HD screen, but likely, the improved camera abilities will be a worthy benefit for people to consider the phone over its lesser (in terms of cameras) standard equivalent.

We’ll keep you posted once we know more.

Via GFXBench.

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