It remains uncertain if we’re going to see the same kind of assortment of “spin-offs” with the Galaxy S5 as we did with the GS4 last year – do we really need a GS5 Active when the GS5 itself is water resistant? While that one’s up in the air, others have seemed more likely, and we’ve already checked out some evidence on more than one occasion which pointed to Samsung’s work on a possible GS5 Zoom. Today we pick up a few new details, and they’re starting to make this year’s model sound a lot more attractive than 2013’s.
Based on the specs we saw earlier this month, we expect the GS5 Zoom, Samsung’s model SM-C115, to improve upon the GS4 Zoom by offering a 20-megapixel camera and 4.8-inch 720p display. At the time, though, we still lacked any details about the camera’s optics.
This new leak, revealed as the handwritten note below, mentions the return of a ten-times optical zoom, as well as optical image stabilization.
But maybe the most interesting thing here concerns the phone’s design. According to this source, the GS5 should be slimmer than the bulky 15.25mm-thick GS4 (above). And specifically, the lens is supposed to be much better “hidden” in the casing this time around, so there’s a chance the GS5 Zoom may look a lot less like a camera and more like a regular phone than its predecessor.