Smartphones with super cameras are about to welcome a new member in their Ivy League as Samsung releases the Galaxy K Zoom smartphone with a 20.7 megapixel camera and 10x optical zoom. For those who don’t know, this isn’t Samsung’s single such device, as the company has previously released the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom which has a 16MP Camera with a 10x optical zoom. With the Galaxy K Zoom, the South Korean company tries to steal aways some of Nokia’s Lumia 1020 share and appeal to selfie lovers.
Galaxy K Zoom comes with a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display and a 1.3GHz hexa-core processor. The front camera has a mediocre 2-megapixel sensor. There’s 2GB of RAM inside and 8GB of storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card with a battery capacity of 2430mAh and running Android 4.4 KitKat. So, besides the impressive camera, there’s nothing else quite notable with this smartphone.
The camera is accompanied by a Xenon flash and features optical image stabilizer (OIS) for low-light imaging. Advanced camera usability features and functions are also present, like Auto Focus/Auto Exposure Separation; Pro Suggest mode with 5 optimized filter settings and even a Selfie Alarm for timed selfies. Sun Hong Lim, Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics said the following:
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.
The smartphone was announced at the “Kapture the Moment’ event at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore but the pricing and availability haven’t yet been made public. There will be two variants of the Galaxy K Zoom – LTE and 3G, coming with standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB and NFC.