Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom’s slim-line body crops up in leaked photo

Samsung’s relentless stream of releases is set to continue as the Galaxy S5 Zoom gets ready for its big unveil in May complete with a range of upgraded features and a much-welcomed slimmer body.

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The camera-smartphone hybrid showed up in a new leaked image on SamMobile that revealed the backside of the device and confirmed that the device’s camera lens will stick out a lot less than the previous incarnation.

When it comes to the camera lens specifications it’s expected to have a 20-megapixel sensor that has 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash and optical image stabilisation.

Under the hood there will be an Exynos 5 Hexa quad-core or octa-core CPU, with 1.5GB to 2GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage. The front-side has a 4.8in display with a 720p resolution, a 2-megapixel snapper and the device runs on Google Android 4.4 KitKat.

One of the biggest gripes with the S4 Zoom was that it had a particularly thick body and as such was hard to carry around in a pocket – something that has been addressed with the reportedly slim-line body the S5 Zoom will have.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom has the same 4.3in screen as the S5 Zoom is expected to have but is 15.4mm thick at its thinnest point and a pocket-bulging 27mm at its thickest, which put many people off shelling out for the camera-cum-smartphone.

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It’s widely expected that the S5 Zoom will be unveiled at some point in May and price-wise it can be expected to retail at over £400 much like the S4 Zoom when it was released.

Image Credit: SamMobile