Samsung Galaxy K
New images that appear to be of the Samsung Galaxy K smartphone have appeared

Photos of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom - also referred to as the Galaxy S5 Zoom - showing the cameraphone's extended lens have appeared online a week before its expected launch.

Samsung sent out press invitations earlier this month for an event on 29 April which indicated the launch of a new Galaxy device.

The invite for the "Samsung Media Day" event held in Singapore included a large "K" with an image of a smartphone within, hinting at a camera-centric device.

Leaked images of the device first emerged at the beginning of April alongside the alleged specs of the smartphone, however the pictures leaked on Baidu today are the first to show the lens and side profile.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom
The leaked pictures appear to show a slimmed-down body from the Galaxy S4 Zoom.Baidu

The device has been rumoured to feature a 4.8in Super AMOLED display with resolution measuring 1280 x 720 pixels, powered by Exynos 5260 hexa-core processor paired with quad-core ARM Mali-T624 graphics unit. It is expected to have 2GB RAM.

The smartphone will be similar to the recently released Galaxy S5, running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the latest TouchWiz UI. It will offer Wi-Fi 802.11ac with the usual a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and IR blaster for remote control access using Samsung's WatchOn service. It is expected to be NFC-enabled and offer Bluetooth v4.0 LE/ANT. The smartphone will support microSD card for additional space.

The camera itself is set to include a 20.2 megapixel sensor that includes technologies such as Optical Image Stabilisation, Xenon Flash and 10x optical zoom. The front-facing camera will have a 2.1 megapixel sensor capable of video calls.