Samsung posts an official teaser of its Galaxy K (S5 Zoom): to be announced tomorrow

Galaxy K Photos Leak
The Samsung Galaxy K, also referred to as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, isn’t exactly what you’d call a secret. The device – a blend between an Android smartphone and a 20MP point-and-shoot camera with optical zoom – got exposed in photos multiple times over the past few weeks, and its hardware specs are no mystery either.
What we have to share with you today, however, is not a leak. It is an official teaser (Click here to see it) coming straight from Samsung’s Instagram account – an image of the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore, where “The Next Galaxy” is going to be announced on April 29. Clearly, the teaser hints at a device with superior (for a smartphone) zooming capabilities, and according to what is known so far, the Samsung Galaxy K will offer 10x optical zoom, just like last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
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Of course, the Samsung Galaxy K (the name has yet to be confirmed, by the way) should be capable of a lot more than just taking photos and videos. It will also be a fully-functional Android smartphone, with a 4.8-inch 720 x 1280 pixel display, a hexa-core Exynos 5 SoC, and 2GB of RAM. Android 4.4.2 KitKat will come pre-loaded, along with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface in its latest form. A feature-rich camera application is assumed to be on board as well.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is official: 4.3-incher with 10x optical zoom, OIS and Xenon flash

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Samsung just outed the rumored Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone, and it is every bit as resemblant to the Galaxy Camera concept as on the leaked pictures before.

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The mian differences are that it is more compact, achieved by limiting the zoom level to 10x instead of the 21x on Samsung’s Android camera, and it has voice calling functions, not only data connectivity.
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At the front it resembles a Galaxy S4 Mini, with the same 4.3″ 540×960 pixels Super AMOLED display, but is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Exynos 4212 processor, aided by 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot for expansion, and, of course, that sweet 16 MP camera with 10x optical zoom on the back and optical image stabilization. Android 4.2 is running the show, and the phone packs a 2330 mAh battery to power it all up.
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The body is officially 15.4mm thick, yet in the camera lens part, which has a zoom ring, that goes to 25mm, and the typical grip bulge is here as well, so it is more of a compact camera with phone functions than anything else. Still, it is the first phone with 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash and all the bells and whistles of manual control over your photos and videos, like aperture, exposure and white balance settings, as well as no less than 26 preset shooting modes, including exotics like Baby, Golf and Smart Suggest, where the camera app tells you which shooting modes are suitable for the current scene.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom pictured in an official photo

It is no secret now that Samsung still has at least one more smartphone device to add to its ever growing Galaxy S4 range, and now what looks like to the Galaxy S4 Zoom has leaked in some images with the device having a point and shoot camera resemblance.

Talk of the company releasing its first camera phone first emerged at the beginning of last month and comes after we have already seen the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Active. Now the images that you can see on this page are claimed to be of the Galaxy S4 Zoom and come from two different sources.

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It is being claimed that the actual camera part of the device will pack a 16-megapxiel sensor, and from the images it seems this part of the device does stick out quite a bit. While there is no guarantees this is the real deal the other image you can see on this page is from Techtasticwho have some slightly clearer images of the alleged device instead of renders.

There is a good chance that Samsung will officially announce the device in the coming days leading up to its special press event it has pencilled in for June 20th. It won’t be until then will we hear more solid news on release dates and pricing for the new Galaxy S4 line up.

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Internal memory is suggested to be 8GB, and is going to be expandable with up to 64GB microSD card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS.

The right side of the device houses the lock/unlock button, volume rocker and shutter button.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom camera sample leaks and a 5G Network from Samsung soon?

By now everyone plus the dog know that Samsung is preparing to strike back with a cameraphone of its own against the expected onslaught of Nokia Lumia EOS and the Sony i1.

It could be called Galaxy S4 Zoom (SM-C101), and eventually feature 10x optical zoom, but the screen size and other specs are likely to be more akin a Galaxy S4 Mini, rather than cannibalizing on the sales of the flagship S4.
First sample picture claimed from the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone appears
Now the ever-telling Snapseed has apparently become home for the first sample picture from what is rumored to be a 16 MP camera unit on the back of the S4 Zoom.
The picture is with obviously resized resolution, and carrying the enticing name “Morning view”, snapped by one Shahriar Hossain, who just happens to be working at Samsung Electronics. Take a peek below what can we expect once Samsung’s Android cameraphone gets eventually introduced at the end of the month.

Samsung unveils 5G mmWave tech for ‘tens of gigabits per second’ wireless downloads


When you just can’t wait a minute to download that huge video, Samsung comes to the rescue. Sort of. Eventually. Reports Monday indicate Apple’s rival has found the key to delivering gigabit download speeds through a new fifth-generation cellular radio technology, dubbed 5G mmWave. It’s unclear whether the new tech can gain acceptance to eventually overtake 4G networks still rolling out.

For the iPhone maker, however, Samsung breaking today’s wireless speed barrier may mean more court wrangling as the two companies seek any advantage in the lucrative smartphone market…

Samsung announced the 5G breakthrough Sunday, claiming it enabled downloads and uploads of “tens of gigabits per second,” reported Yonhap News.

According to Samsung’s official blog post, 5G will be “capable of providing a ubiquitous Gbps experience to subscribers anywhere and offers data transmission speeds of up to several tens of Gbps per base station.”

The technology would theoretically allow you to download a full-feature 1080p flick on future iDevices in under a minute.

Until now, 4G LTE – with transmission speeds that reached 75 megabits per second – led the wireless drag race. The Korean firm achieved the faster speed by using the 28GHz wireless band and 64 antenna elements.

Samsung explains:

Once commercialized, 5G mobile communications technology will be capable of ultra-high-speed data transmission up to several hundred times faster than even the 4G LTE-Advanced technology due for launch later this year.

Samsung’s new technology will allow users to transmit massive data files including high quality digital movies practically without limitation.

As a result, subscribers will be able to enjoy a wide range of services such as 3D movies and games, real-time streaming of ultra high-definition (UHD) content, and remote medical services.

In the races between Apple and Samsung, the weekend announcement is interesting for a couple reasons.

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Firstly, until Apple released an iPhone supporting 4G, transmission speed was a selling point for Android handsets, such as those sold by Samsung. Introducing a wireless 5G could regain that lead.

Secondly, 5G technology could be another arrow in Samsung’s quiver in the long-running patent dispute with Apple. A dispute over 3G patents has gone back and forth, with Apple winning a lawsuit in the UK while losing a similar wireless case in Germany.

As AppleInsider notes, Samsung’s wireless patents “are typically standard essential,” where the patent holder must grant other companies licenses on what courts have variously defined as ‘fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory’ terms.

Just what those three words mean is often in dispute, as Samsung found in late 2012. Beyond the patent, Samsung’s 5G news faces other roadblocks. Foremost is the technology won’t even be ready to sell until 2020.

That could give the company and carriers time to convince half of the U.S. consumers there is even a need for 4G speeds, let alone 5G. Then there are all the carriers who haven’t built 4G networks, waiting for consumers to get the memo that faster is better.

Even if Samsung can sell the idea of 5G, they must argue that their version is better than Japan’s NTT DoCoMo’s. That version uses the 11GHz band and has been around since February.

Kinda disappointing to build a wireless hotrod and discover the tires won’t be ready for more than a half decade, there are no eager drivers and most roads were built for the family station wagon.