Here it is, folks, your first look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom. We've seen benchmarking data on the expected follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, and thanks to a new photo leak we get to see what the zoom-lens-toting back side looks like. And it's leathery.

Wheras the Galaxy S4 Zoom had a very distinct camera look to it, with a relatively slim body and a protruding grip, the S5 Zoom does away with the protrusion of a smooth faux-leather-grain back punctuated only by the zoom lens, a narrow flash band, and the Samsung logo.

Apart from that, the S5 Zoom is reported to be significantly thinner (having lost the grip) and lighter, have a 20 megapixel sensor with 10x zoom (4.4-44mm with an f3.3-6.7 24 mm lens) and integrated NFC. That's in addition to the previous leak, which pointed to a 4.8-inch 720p display, a 6-core Exynos 5 Hexa CPU, and 2GB of RAM, all powering a build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Source: KZoom; Via: Phone Arena

 

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Galaxy S5 Zoom cameraphone gets pictured

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Good to see the hump is pretty much gone. Just wonder how thick it will be.

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Better than the qHD screen on the current S4 Zoom. That's the major thing that kept me from snagging that thing (I don't like the TouchWiz, either, but at least I can rip that out.)

This looks much more promising than past iterations. If it can manage a reasonable size to fit in a pocket, then this could be a winner.

Ya honestly I had no clue why they made the other ones so huge, when you can keep a camera decently small while giving it like a 10-12x zoom, or better yet give it an internal 5x zoom lens and have no bulging parts

Having kids, the camera is one of the most important parts to me. This could replace my G2, cant wait to see samples. perfect for leaving the DSLR at home

And I was debating between a S5 and Note 4 when my contract expires in June...this might be the best option depending on the price...I'd wait for the Note 4 or this if worth it. I travel too much with the kids not to have something like this.

So how much does it have in common with the S5? Looks like very little from here. Why not just give it it's own name and branding otherwise it just confuses customers (I guess that's the point).

Got a better idea Sammy, why not just call every phone you release Galaxy S5?

As for the device, let's hope it is designed mainly as a phone and not as bulky as the S4 mini otherwise it is just not practical as a daily driver

Someone will do this right and get my money... a regular sized (thin-ish) phone that has premium features PLUS a real camera/zoom lens. Go for it, Samsung.

This actually looks very promising. The S4 Zoom was meh.

But if this does away with all that bulk, it could be a hit.