Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its new camera-phone Galaxy K zoom at a press event held in Singapore. A successor to the company’s Galaxy S4 Zoom, the new smartphone will go on sale globally in May 2014.
“With the introduction of the Galaxy K zoom, Samsung continues to demonstrate our commitment to creating products that meet the diverse demands of our consumers. The new Galaxy K zoom empowers users to effortlessly capture and share their most important everyday moments in stunning clarity, with the convenience and connectedness of a Galaxy smartphone, for a unique, all-in-one mobile experience,” said Sun Hong Lim, Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
Targeted to imaging enthusiasts, Samsung Galaxy K zoom comes with 10x optical zoom lens with 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch sensor and Xenon flash. Despite packing some great imaging chops for a smartphone, the company has been able to keep the thickness of the phone to a decent 20.2mm (with lens retracted). It is still thicker than almost all normal smartphones but that is a compromise, you will have to make if you want a smartphone with zoom lens.
Among other specifications, Samsung Galaxy K zoom includes 1.3GHz Exynos hexa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 4.8-inch 720p HD display and 2MP front camera. The phone also packs 2430 mAh battery, 8GB of internal storage, and Android 4.4.2.
On the software front, exclusive to the K Zoom, Samsung has included a camera mode called Pro-Suggest, which recommends filters based on the lighting conditions, AF/AE separation that will allow users to pick separate focus and exposure points when composing a shot and Selfie Alarm, which helps users to take timed selfies with ease.
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|Cat4, HSPA+ 42Mbps|
|5-band HSPA+ 42Mbps|
|4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Display (1280×720)|
|Hexa core: 1.3GHz Quad-Core + 1.7GHz Dual-Core Processor|
|Android 4.4 (Kitkat)|
|Main(Rear): 20.7 Mega pixel 1/2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical Zoom, OIS,|
AF Assist LED
Sub(Front): 2.0 Mega pixel
|ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
Continuous Shot: 3fps MAX with AF
Format: JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP, AGIF
SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/M), My Mode
|SMART Mode(28): Auto, Pro Suggest, Program, Beauty face, Shot more, Panorama, Virtual tour, Rich tone, Night, Continuous|
shot, Selfie alarm, Manual, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Waterfall, Animated photo, Sound
shot, Surround shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Fireworks, Light race
|AF/AE Separation, Object tracking, Studio,|
Smile/ Blink detection
|Ultra Power Saving Mode|
|S Health Lite|
|Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40,|
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE
USB: USB 2.0
A-GPS + GLONASS
|Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor|
Internal Memory: 8GB
microSD slot: micro SDSC (up to 2GB guaranteed), micro SDHC (up to 32GB guaranteed), micro SDXC (up to 64GB guaranteed)