More photographic evidence of a camera-focussed Zoom version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has surfaced online, as the smartphone world prepares for a deluge of S5 variants tailored for seemingly every conceivable niche market.
The snaps, which initially tipped up on Chinese site Baidu, show the rear of the device and the giveaway telescopic lens that’s the hallmark of the Zoom range. This is reputed to be a 10x optical zoom, augmenting a 20-megapixel camera with a Xenon flash.
Alas, with no text to accompany the images, there’s little else to go on. But earlier leaks indicate that the handset will be home to a 4.8-inch screen using none-more-Samsung Super AMOLED technology and a two-megapixel front-facing snapper.
Powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, rather than the rumoured 4.5 version that’s currently got tech-tongues wagging, the phone’s spec sheet also apparently takes in a hexa-core Samsung Exynos 5 5260 processor and 2GB of RAM.
Previous images of the phone also revealed that it will feature a leatherette finish on the back, suggesting that hopes that Samsung could go for a more premium metal build will remain unfulfilled.
According to Mobile Review editor and smartphone pundit Eldar Murtazin, other S5 variants coming our way this year include a LaFleur edition complete with a floral makeover and a slimmed down Mini version.
We can also reportedly look forward to a hard-wearing Active iteration aimed at rough, tough adventure sports-fanciers. Although quite how Samsung plans to differentiate this from the standard S5, which is dust and water-resistant, is anyone’s guess.