According to @evleaks, Samsung may be releasing a follow-up to its Galaxy Camera, which was released back in 2012. The Galaxy Camera was Samsung’s attempt to create an Android powered compact camera, packing Android functionality, a Xenon flash and a 21x optical zoom into one package. Samsung followed up the Galaxy Camera with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, released this year, which combined the form factor and build of the Galaxy S4 with a 35mm lens and a 16MP BSi CMOS sensor.
@evleaks tweeted a supposed test picture from the next-gen Galaxy Camera, which has a model number of EK-GC200. The picture doesn’t really show us much, with what looks like a table pictured. It’s no glamour shot for sure, but does give the rumor some legs.
This is the first we’ve heard about another Galaxy Camera coming down the pipeline, since it was assumed that the Galaxy S4 Zoom would be the successor to the Galaxy Camera. But it would not be surprising if Samsung were to carry on their Galaxy Camera line, as the Galaxy S4 line will soon be replaced by the Galaxy S5.
We can’t tell much from the picture as far as resolution goes, and we’re still totally in the dark about what the specs could be. The Galaxy S4 Zoom packs a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and the original Galaxy Camera a 1.5GHz quad-core chip, so we could very well see the device coming with a octa-core processor, possibly Samsung’s Exynos 5 octa-core processor. Here’s to hoping.