Global smartphone leader, Samsung today (29 April) launched the much anticipated camera-centric flagship handset Galaxy K Zoom.
In 2013, Galaxy S4 Zoom featured a bulky body with awkward bumps on the rear-side. Now the company has come with a completely re-designed Galaxy K Zoom, which flaunts a compact body with slimmer bezel and the circular bump formed by the retractable camera-module is greatly reduced compared to its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom's USP is its camera, which boasts of standard point-and-shoot digital camera features like 20.0-megapixel camera with ½.3 BSI CMOS sensor, 10 x optical zoom, OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer), AF assisted LED, 24-240 mm, F3.1-6.3 and on the front side, it houses a 2.0-megapixel camera.
The smartphone also comes loaded with value-added camera applications such as AF/AE Separation (Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation) for the precise balance of light and clarity, whereas the 'Pro Suggest' mode offers 5 optimized filter settings and an interesting app- 'Selfie Alarm' which enables users to take timed selfies with ease, and also capture a focused shot of a moving subject.
Other stipulated specifications of Galaxy K Zoom include 4.8-inch HD (720x1280p) super AMOLED display, Android v4.4 KitKat OS, Hexa-core (1.3GHz quad-cores + 1.7GHz dual-cores), 2GB RAM, 8GB (expandable up to 64GB) and a 2,430 mAh battery with Ultra saving mode.
"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," said Sun Hong Lim, Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
"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," he added.
Samsung will launch the Galaxy K Zoom initially in select Asian, and will roll out the device to the European markets next month. But the details regarding the device's price is still under wraps.
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy K Zoom:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy K Zoom|
|Display||4.8-inch HD super AMOLED screen with 1280x720p resolution|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||Hexa-core CPU (1.3GHz quad-cores + 1.7GHz dual-cores)|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Camera||Main: 20.7-megapixel ½.3 BSI CMOS sensor, 10 x optical zoom, OIS, AF assisted LED, 24-240 mm, F3.1-6.3Front: 2.0-megapixel camera|
|Camera specific special features||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
|Battery||2,430 mAh, Ultra saving mode as featured in flagship Galaxy S5|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.0 BLE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GH+5GHz), HT40, NFC, USB v2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, Kids mode, S Health Lite|
|Dimensions||137.5 x 70.8 x 16.6 - 20.2 mm|