Galaxy K Zoom was announced today, it is an Hexa core powered smartphone that sports a 20.7MP camera with a 10x optical zoom. It is what Samsung calls the Camera Specialized phone. The pricing details have not yet been revealed.
This is not the first time Samsung is experimenting a smartphone coupled with a professional camera, they started off with the Galaxy Camera, then came the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and now here is the K Zoom. On the hardware front the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is using the (Exynos 5260) 1.3GHz quad core processor + 1.7GHz dual core processor – a Hexa Core coupled with Mali-T624 GPU running Android 4.4 KitKat over a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.
The K Zoom comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB storage along with microSD/ SDHC/SDXC support. The handset weight is 200 grams and is 16.6mm thick. Key features are 4G, 3G, Kids mode, Ultra power saving mode, GPS with A-GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth.
The key attraction of K Zoom is the 20.7MP primary rear camera with BSI CMOS Sensor and 10X optical zoom. It’s auto-focus 24-240mm F3. 1-6.3. The front camera is 2MP resolution. The rear camera comes with Xenon Flash support. The max ISO is 3200. Full HD video recording @60fps is supported.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom comes with 2430 mAh battery (Removable). No word about the pricing and the release dates. Though handset with such features sound good they are not that comfortable moving around with, specially because of the lens module that makes it a bit bulky.