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Samsung Galaxy K zoom debuts with 20.7-megapixel camera, 10x optical zoom

Posted In NEWS - By DailyNews on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 With No Comments »

Just as expected, Samsung today officially tok the wraps off of the Galaxy K zoom, a cameraphone that’s based on Android and features an optical zoom lens.

The Samsung Galaxy K zoom is the camera-centric follow-up to 2013’s Galaxy S4 zoom. With the new Galaxy K zoom, Samsung has slimmed down the body of its cameraphone while boosting its screen size and megapixel count. The spec rundown for the Galaxy K zoom looks like this:

  • 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display
  • Hexa-core processor (1.3GHz quad-core, 1.7GHz dual-core)
  • 20.7-megapixel camera with 1/2.3 BSI CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash and optical image stabilization
  • 2-megapixel front-facing shooter
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 2430mAh battery
  • 3G/LTE connectivity
  • Android 4.4 KitKat


Along with its 20.7-megapixel shooter and 10x optical zoom, the Galaxy K zoom also features some special camera-focused software features. The Pro Suggest mode includes 5 optimized filter settings for your photos, while Selfie Alarm used a timer and object tracking to help users take the best selfies possible with the Galaxy K zoom’s 20.7-megapixel camera.

Samsung isn’t quite ready to talk pricing or availability for the Galaxy K zoom, so it’s not clear when you’ll be able to buy one to up your selfie game. The new cameraphone definitely looks like a nice step up from the Galaxy S4 zoom, though, and it could be worth keeping an eye on if you consider yourself a mobile shutterbug.

Now that it’s officially official, what do you think of the Galaxy K zoom? Would you pick one up if it came to your carrier of choice?

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