Even though Samsung’s just-released Galaxy S5 will serve as the company’s biggest smartphone release of the year, it certainly won’t be its last, and as with every major Galaxy handset, we’re anticipating a slew of follow-up devices. The Galaxy S5 Zoom, which will likely include some major camera-centric features in order to serve the growing group of wannabe photographers, has been detailed in several leaks during the course of the past few weeks, and now, Samsung has sent out an invitation to an event on April 29th in Singapore that could well see the device finally showcased to the world.
The Galaxy S4 Zoom was released alongside last year’s flagship device from the South Korean company, and itself featured some robust features aimed squarely at the point-and-shoot community. As a smartphone, it wasn’t as feature-rich and powerful as the main handset, and taking into consideration what we’ve heard of the Galaxy S5 Zoom, or the Galaxy K as everyone is calling it, the same will probably true once again.
Samsung’s invitation to the event on the 29th, which it posted via its official Twitter feed, spells the phrase “Kapture the moment,” with a rather large “K” raising question marks with regards to its significance. It may well be, in fact, that the company is not talking about the Galaxy S5 Zoom at all, but given the relative success of the last edition, it would make sense for Samsung to come through with a device capable of superior photo and video.
Incidentally, the Galaxy S5’s camera itself isn’t all that shabby. With 4K video output from its 16-megapixel rear-facing shooter, it is already being lauded as one of the best in the business, and while we fully expect the Galaxy S5 Zoom – should it release – to follow suit, those who can do without pro features such as optical zoom could well get away with simply buying the Galaxy S5 as-is.
The “Zoom” in the name gives away the fact that the Galaxy S5’s marquee feature will be its optical zoom – a relatively rare trait of the smartphone industry – and although we’ve heard tidbits with regards to what Samsung may or may not include with the device, it doesn’t look as though we’ll have to wait too long to find out for sure.