Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom details allegedly come to light

The camera-centric Galaxy S5 spinoff could be among Samsung's first to employ its hexa-core processor.

Samsung looks to be cooking up camera-heavy version of the Galaxy S5. James Martin/CNET

The camera-focused Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, a variation on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, could feature a 20-megapixel rear camera and a hexa-core processor, according to new benchmarks.

Thanks to details first discovered by Italian site, we're getting a clearer picture of what to expect in Samsung's image-centric handset.

The model called the SM-C115 appears to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat and feature a 4.8-inch 720p display. Larger than the Galaxy S4 Zoom's 4.3-inch screen, this model may feature 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Also of particular note, the benchmarks list the processor as being Samsung's Exynos 5 Hexa, a six-core chipset.

As for the all-important camera aspect, the Galaxy S5 Zoom could bundle a 20-megapixel rear shooter with a 2-megapixel front-facing lens. We might assume this one will pack all of the photo features found in the standard Galaxy S5, with maybe a little extra to boot.

For all we now know about the upcoming device, plenty remains unclear. Will this year's US model be an AT&T exclusive once again or could it get a wider release? What about price? Stick around, we'll likely find out in short order.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.


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