Samsung has been trying to venture into different product categories for a while. Last year we saw the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the combination of an Android smartphone with a point and shoot camera focused to fuse two devices into one. However the aesthetics of the phone and the large bulge made it almost uncomfortable to use as a pocket device. Samsung has started learning from the previous iterations and has finally produced a Camera centric smartphone consisting of a big sensor, Xenon flash, Optical Image stabilization, BSI Sensor and 10x Optical Zoom while essentially retaining the form factor of a smartphone. Read on to find out detailed specifications and details on the device.
“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 connected-ness of a Galaxy smartphone, for a unique, all-in-one mobile experience.”
Details & Features :
Galaxy K zoom offers an advanced technical camera system designed to offer the control and functionality of a professional camera. It is equipped with new retracting lens technology that provides 10x optical zoom in a remarkably slim body. Other notable features include the 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for ultra-clear, ultra-detailed images. It excels in low light conditions, and provides Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) to reduce blur caused by movement. These specifications ensure the device delivers pictures and video (Full HD) that are crisp and sharp. In addition, the device’s Xenon Flash provides a brighter light than LEDs to improve the quality of the image with natural brilliance.
The new device also integrates the most advanced camera usability features and functions, including AF/AE Separation (Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation) for the precise balance of light and clarity, Pro Suggest mode which offers 5 optimized filter settings, Selfie Alarm that allows users to take timed selfies with ease, and object tracking for a clear, focused shot of a moving subject. Each feature comes with a simple User Interface, allowing users to easily capture photos and videos.
While the Galaxy S4 Zoom looked like beefed up Galaxy S4, The Galaxy K Zoom, follows the design language of the Galaxy S5. The perforated plastic back makes a welcome appearance here. The screen resolution of the device is 720p which is quite low considering the fact that the 20MP photograph shots clicked by the camera module would not look that good at this screen. The processor is a Exynos Hexa Core 5260 with two 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 Cores. 2 GB RAM is present along with 8 GB Onboard storage and a MicroSD Card Slot. Battery is 2430 mAh unit.
The Galaxy K Zoom will be available in the Month of May 2014.