Samsung teases Galaxy K ahead of announcement tomorrow, confirms optical zoom
Tomorrow, Samsung is holding an event in Singapore during which it’s been widely rumored to introduce the Galaxy K. This will be the successor to the Galaxy S4 Zoom from last year, and past leaks have talked about it too coming with optical zoom just like its predecessor.
That fact has pretty much been confirmed today by Samsung itself. The company posted a short video on Instagram, showing the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore – which is the location of the event tomorrow. The only thing that happens in the video is that the camera shooting it zooms in, and keeps on zooming in. We see no degradation of quality with each zoom step (as we would if this were digital zoom), so it can only be a camera with optical zoom taking the shots.
And since the event invite featured the phrase “Kapture the moment”, with a “K”, it’s pretty obvious what’s going on here. A new device will be unveiled tomorrow, it will be called Galaxy K, and it will be imaging-focused.
It’s unclear why the Korean company chose not to go with Galaxy S5 Zoom for the name, but according to past info the Galaxy K should come with a 20 MP main camera, a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, a 2 MP front camera, a hexa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and it will run Android 4.4 KitKat from day one.