Samsung Launches Galaxy K Zoom Smartphone With 20MP Camera And 10X Optical Zoom

Samsung's new Galaxy K zoom (with a lowercase "z") gets straight to the point for social media junkies by being equal parts digital point-n-shoot and smartphone. This is a handset for folks who are primarily interested in taking photos, whether it be of their lunch to post on Facebook or little Johnny's baseball game to send to his grandparents on the other end of the continent.

That's our take, anyway. In Samsung's own words:

"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."

Samsung Galaxy K zoom

Samsung calls the Galaxy K zoom a "camera-specialized smartphone," a claim it can make thanks to the handset's retracting lens technology that provides 10x optical zoom in a slim and chic profile. It also features a 20.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that's supposedly excellent in low-light conditions, an Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) to reduce blurry photos, AF/AE Separation, Xenon flash, a Pro Suggest mode that offers five optimized filter settings, and a Selfie Alarm that allows users to take timed selfies.

Samsung Galaxy K zoom Lens

Outside of the Galaxy K zoom's photo taking abilities, the device also functions as a smartphone with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280x720), 1.3GHz quad-core + 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, NFC, 2,430mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

No word yet on price or availability.

Via:  Samsung
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