NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If you're Samsung and you don't succeed you try, try again. But this time with an upgraded model. It looks like that's exactly what Samsung is going to do with a new version of last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom "camera-phone."
Samsung sent invitations to members of the technology press asking them to be ready to "Kapture The Moment" at a Samsung Media Day event in a Singapore museum on April 29. That "K" in "kapture" is believed to stand for the K in the new product's name: the Galaxy K Zoom (even though the company had something it called the Galaxy K back in 2010). Or it could just be a misdirected marketing ploy for what will essentially be the Galaxy S5 Zoom.
Last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom had never been described in endearing terms. Reviewers last summer called it "thick," "heavy," "unbalanced," "awkward," and in one case "a beast." No one had nice things to say about trying to use it to make voice calls.
The S4 Zoom was shaped like a compact digital camera. It had a 16 megapixel sensor inside, a 10-to-1 zoom lens up front, a 4.3-inch touchscreen on the back, ran on Google's ( GOOG) Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with a weight approaching half a pound. Aside from its bulk its "raison d'etre" was that it was a wirelessly connected camera, not just with Bluetooth and Wi-fi but it also connected via a GSM/LTE cellular network to help deal with any and all photos/videos captured on the device.