Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Is it a Camera or a Phone?

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy K Zoom, a true camera phone that can be considered a follow-up to the Galaxy S4 Zoom.  Samsung is the only company that offers a phone and camera combination, with both optical zoom lens and a full-fledged smartphone in one product, and the Galaxy K Zoom wants to reinforce its hold in this niche market.

For photography chops, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom packs a 20.7 megapixel 1/2.3 BSI CMOS sensor and a 10x, 24-240mm F3.1-6.3 zoom lens with optical image stabilization (OIS). The Galaxy K Zoom also has a xenon flash with an LED autofocus assist.  Selfie addicts can use the 2-megapixel front-facing camera, which is really not much considering the camera resolutions in front shooters of current phones.


The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

As a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom has a 4.8-inch, 1280×720 resolution Super AMOLED display, Exynos 5 Hexa SoC with six CPU cores comprising of four 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 and two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A15.  This is paired with a Mali-T624 GPU, 2GB RAM and has 8GB of internal memory.  There is a microSD slot for storage expansion of up to 64GB.  Rounding out the specs of the Galaxy K Zoom are LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, 2,430mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

The Galaxy K Zoom will be available in May in black, white and blue colors.  The Galaxy K Zoom is priced at €499, or about Php31,000 in Philippine peso.