Samsung took wraps off the Galaxy K Zoom smartphone in India. Much like Galaxy S4 Zoom was a beefed up version of the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy K Zoom follows the same ideology but with Galaxy S5 design inheritance. The Galaxy K Zoom is camera specialized smartphone which offers an advanced technical camera system to give consumers the best of both worlds – a versatile android smartphone & a capable digital camera. Read on to find out the detailed specifications, analysis, pricing and availability.
Specifications & Features :
- 4.8″ Super AMOLED display with 1280×720 resolution
- Hexa Core – 1.3 GHz Quad Core + 1.7 GHz Dual Core processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 8 GB Internal Memory with MicroSD card slot
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 20.7 MP 1/2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical Zoom with OIS, 24-240mm, AF Assist LED, ISO Range 100,200,400,800,1600,3200, 1080p Video Recording
- AE/AF Separation, Object tracking, Xenon Flash
- SMART Mode with Pro Suggest, Smile/Blink detection
- 2 MP Front camera
- Dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Ultra Power Saving mode, Kids mode, S Health Life
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Asim Warsi, V.P, Marketing, Mobile & IT at Samsung India“With the launch of Galaxy K zoom, Samsung brings consumers a unique combination of a stylish smartphone with advanced photography capabilities. Equipped with excellent image processing apps, new Galaxy K zoom enables users to swiftly capture and share their memorable moments with ease.”
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.
The perforated plastic back makes a welcome appearance on the Galaxy K Zoom. 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.
Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy K zoom will be available in India from 9 July 2014 at INR 29,999 exclusively on www.amazon.in. The new smartphone will be available in three colour options including Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Shimmery White.
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