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Samsung working on Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S5 Zoom

By Simon Thomas on 25th March 2014

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 won't begin shipping to customers until next month, but the Korean company are already busy working on two new versions of their smartphone, the Galaxy S5 Zoom and the Galaxy S5 Active.


The launch of the two new smartpnones would mirror the approach Samsung took with the Galaxy S4. After the smartphone initially launched it was joined by the camera-orientated Galaxy S4 Zoom (pictured above) and the more-robust Galaxy S4 Active.


The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom will apparently come with a 20 mega-pixel CMOS sensor with a 10x optical zoom and a Xenon flash. This time around the camera lens won't protrude out from the smartphone making it much slimmer than its predecessor.


Essentially, the rest of the specification is like a toned-down version of the Galaxy S5. That includes a 4.8-inch 720p display, a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor, 2GB of RAM and it'll come pre-loaded with Android KitKat. What it looks like, but it could be unveiled as early as next week.


The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is intriguing because the Galaxy S5 itself is already waterproof and dust-resistant. However, Samsung are apprently to improve its rugged credetionals further with rumours suggesting that the Galaxy S5 Active will meet military-grade certifications.


That could well include being impact resistance or meeting MIL-STD-810G certification, meaning it would be resistant to salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant. The Galaxy S5 Active is due to revealed later this year.


As soon as we get more news about any of Samsung's smartphone you'll be the first to know. Until then you might want to checkout our Samsung Galaxy S5 Review.


Are you interested in the Galaxy S5 Zoom or the Galaxy S5 Active? Or are both made redundant by the waterproof Galaxy S5 with its 16 mega-pixel snapper? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.


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