Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom specs leak points to 20.2MP sensor

With the upcoming handset having yesterday been caught on camera, new reports have seen a range of Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom specs leak, with a 20.2-megapixel sensor tipped for inclusion.

A camera-centric spinoff to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5, the mooted S5 Zoom will seemingly follow in a similar vein to last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom offering, with a large camera sensor paired with an integrated optical zoom.

An awkward hybrid device, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom featured a 16-megapixel snapper, with the newly leaked Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom tipped to make the jump to a new 20.2-megapixel sensor.

According to serial Samsung-based tipster SamMobile, the snap-happy handset will pair the 20.2-megapixel (5184 x 3888) camera sensor with a 10x optical zoom and a secondary, 2.1-megapixel camera up front.

Further improving the phone’s imaging capabilities, the handset will also reportedly host optical image stabilisation options, a rear-mounted Xenon Flash, a variety of software-based camera modes and microSD storage expansion for increased picture saving.

Away from the phone’s photographic party-piece, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, a phone also doing the rounds as the Samsung SM-C115, will run a 4.8-inch display with a slightly disappointing 720p HD display. The flagship S5 hosts a 5.1-inch 1080p Full HD panel.

Further leaked Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom specs include a 6-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor, 2GB of Ram and the now customary collection of Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity options. The phone will reportedly run Google’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, with a Samsung TouchWiz UI overlay.

What’s more, according to leaked AnTuTu Benchmark tests, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom will be more powerful than either the standard Samsung Galaxy S4 or the now superseded HTC One.

There is currently no word on when the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom will be formally unveiled. The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date has been confirmed for next Friday, April 11.

Yesterday the first claimed image of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom appeared online. According to the reports the phone will feature a similarly rounded design to its predecessor with a slightly slimmer profile and flatter camera housing.

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