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Samsung event invite hints at Galaxy S5 zoom launch under 'Galaxy K'

updated 07:22 am EDT, Mon April 14, 2014

Kapture the Moment invitation suggests use of K branding

Samsung will be launching a new device on April 29th, with invitations sent to an event in Singapore. The invitation asks to "Kapture the Moment," which could be related to a rumor that Samsung is not only looking to reveal the Zoom version of the Galaxy S5, but it could be offered as a new product line and under the name "Galaxy K" instead.

Similar to the way it produced the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Galaxy K will effectively be a smartphone with more of a focus on the rear camera. It is said to use an improved 20.2-megapixel camera with a 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and Xenon flash, with Phone Arena noting it has passed through the FCC with LTE band 2 and band 5, suggesting a non-US release. The mobile device will also apparently skimp on the display compared to the Galaxy S5, with a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen touted, though it is said to have a still-respectable Exynos 5 Hexa processor, 2GB of RAM, and Android KitKat onboard.

Leaked image of Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, possibly under the name Galaxy K
Leaked image of Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, possibly under the name Galaxy K


It is unclear why exactly Samsung would want to change from the established naming convention for this device. It is possible that Samsung may be releasing it under its own name because it differs too much from the Galaxy S5, warranting the name change, though this does give Samsung the option of creating another smartphone under the S5 Zoom name in the future.



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