Samsung Galaxy K Zoom - Could This Be The Best Camera Phone In 2014?

By Ankita Katdare in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', Apr 29, 2014.

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    The South-Korean manufacturer has launched yet another Android smartphone this summer called the "Samsung Galaxy K Zoom" that wants to introduce a really powerful camera option in a phone. You can easily mistake this one to be a mid-budget smartphone in the Galaxy series, but Samsung wants you to look again, because this one has a lot to offer. Let us take a look at the phone's most catchy feature - the camera - first and later move on to the technical specs and feature highlights.

    The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom features a 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor rear camera with 10x optical zoom. The camera brings in an Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and AF/AE Separation. Moreover, according to the company's claims the device’s Xenon Flash is better than LEDs. Users can shuffle between - SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/M) and My Mode and click photos with object tracking, studio and Smile/ Blink detection options. There is facility for continuous shot at 3fps MAX with AF and it supports video recording & playback in Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p. The camera on the front is a decent 2.0 megapixel.


    The Galaxy K Zoom sports a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core + 1.7GHz Dual-Core processors. Powered by Android 4.4 (Kitkat) OS out-of-the-box, the Galaxy K Zoom packs inside it a 2GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory which is expandable using micro SDSC (up to 2GB), micro SDHC (up to 32GB) and micro SDXC (up to 64GB). Among the connectivity options, users will find all the basic needs in place with - Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, NFC and A-GPS + GLONASS.

    Weighing just 200g, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom has the dimensions - 137.5 x 70.8 x 16.6. With that the phone derives its power from a 2,430 mAh battery. Among the sensors, you'll find the usuals - Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor and Light Sensor. Additionally, the Galaxy K zoom offers the "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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    With that we come to the end of the technical specifications list. The phone's camera features make it comparable to standard point-and-shoot cameras. What are your thoughts on this new Android phone in the market? Samsung still hasn't disclosed the pricing and availability details. Do you think this stands a chance to be included in the top 10 list of camera phones in 2014? Share your thoughts with us in comments below.

    Source: Samsung Tomorrow Blog
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