Samsung announces the GALAXY K zoomSamsung has just unveiled an all new zoom powered smartphone; the GALAXY K zoom. Like the GALAXY S4 Zoom we tested last fall, the K zoom is not your typical smartphone with a digital camera attached. It boasts a 10x optical zoom lens stuffed into its sleek body, which offers their proven OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) technology. This lens is mated to a 20.7-megapixel BSI image sensor, which bests the S4 Zoom's sensor by just over 4-megapixels. It also appears to be a much slimmer handset, making it more pocket-friendly; one of the downfalls of the S4 Zoom.
To learn more, see our Samsung GALAXY K zoom Preview, or the official Samsung press release below.
The Galaxy K zoom incorporates industry-leading camera features with the Samsung Galaxy mobile experience
SINGAPORE - April 29, 2014 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced the new camera specialized smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy K zoom. The Galaxy K zoom is a new smartphone that blends advanced digital camera technology with Samsung's industry-leading Galaxy experience. It features effortless capturing ability, real optics, and a premium design, offering users the mobile solutions they need with the ability to create professional-quality visual content in a fun, easy-to-use 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 connectedness of a Galaxy smartphone, for a unique, all-in-one mobile experience."
As a camera-specialized smartphone, the Galaxy K zoom offers an advanced technical camera system designed to offer the control and functionality of a professional camera, ensuring that the important moments are never missed and always captured with complete clarity. The Galaxy K zoom is equipped with new retracting lens technology that provides10x optical zoom in a remarkably slim and chic 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, even when zoomed and in low light. 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, next-generation Pro Suggest mode which offers 5 optimized filter settings, Selfie Alarm that allows users to take timed selfies with ease, and object tracing 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 with groundbreaking quality, in any situation.
The compact and highly portable Galaxy K zoom features an ergonomic grip and sleek, stylish lines that feel soft and comfortable in the hand. Additionally, the Galaxy K zoom offers all the features that consumers want in a flagship Galaxy smartphone, such as Ultra Power Saving Mode for minimizing the battery consumption, S Health Lite for personalized fitness and lifestyle coaching, and a Studio app to allow users to easily edit their pictures and videos.
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Samsung Galaxy K zoom Product Specifications
Cat4, HSPA+ 42Mbps
5-band HSPA+ 42Mbps
4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Display (1280x720)
Hexa core: 1.3GHz Quad-Core + 1.7GHz Dual-Core Processor
Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Main(Rear): 20.7 Mega pixel 1/2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical Zoom, OIS,
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Recording Playback: Full HD (1920x1080 /60p)
Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC +/eAAC+, WMA, OGG (Vorbis), FLAC
SMART Mode(28): Auto, Pro Suggest, Program, Beauty face, Shot more, Panorama, Virtual tour, Rich tone, Night, Continuous shot, Selfie alarm, Manual, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Waterfall, Animated photo, Sound shot, Surround shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Fireworks, Light race
AF/AE Separation, Object tracking, Studio, Smile/ Blink detection
Ultra Power Saving Mode
S Health Lite
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie＆TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40,
Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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