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Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom will have a 20-megapixel camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom has allegedly had some of its specs leaked, and they show that the device will sport a 20-megapixel camera.

The previous Galaxy S4 Zoom (pictured above) had a 16-megapixel camera on board, but as we know, megapixels are far from the full story when it comes to picture quality. Obviously, though, Samsung will have upgraded the camera for the S5 model, and it’ll be interesting to see if it has pushed further in other areas (such as the 10x optical zoom).

Indeed, if Samsung can make the S5 Zoom’s body a little thinner, that will eliminate one of the biggest complaints we had in our S4 Zoom review – the fact that the handset simply wasn’t at all pocket-friendly. However, that would be a massive challenge, as a certain amount of bulk has to come with the territory in terms of fitting in all the gubbins for a full-on camera (that’s why smartphones don’t have optical zoom lenses).

At any rate, this leak comes from (via Digital Spy), an Italian site which spotted benchmarking test results for the “SM-C115,” which is thought to be the codename for a camera-centric piece of hardware – presumably the S5 Zoom.

If this speculation is correct, the other specs revealed aside from the camera include a 4.8in display, Exynos 5 Hexa CPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (the latter being the same as the S4 Zoom). The front-facing camera will be a 2-megapixel affair, and of course KitKat will be on board as the OS.