Samsung had promised that it will be taking the wraps off its camera centric phone – Galaxy K Zoom on April 29, 2014. As assured, the vendor announced the phone officially today at an event held in Singapore. The successor of the Galaxy S4 Zoom will be out for sale starting from May 2014 across the global markets, but details regarding its pricing and availability remain unknown. Here is a quick review on the Galaxy K Zoom for those interested in knowing the details of the handset.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Galaxy K Zoom being a camera centric phone packs a 20.7 MP primary snapper at its back with highlights such as Xenon Flash, OIS, BSI Sensor, 10x optical zoom and FHD 1080p video recording capabilities. The handset features a 2 MP front-facer to make video calls and click selfies. Besides these aspects, the handset’s cameras come equipped with special features such as AF/AE (Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure) Separation, Selfie Alarm to snap selfies with timer, object tracking, Pro Suggest with 5 optimized filter settings and more. Obviously, the handset has attractive camera capabilities and there is no surprise in this regard.
To meet the storage needs of the users, the Galaxy K Zoom bundles 8 GB of native storage space that is too low to store the operating system, related software features and applications. However, users can expanded this storage up to 64 GB as there is a micro SD card slot on the phone.
Processor and Battery
The Galaxy K Zoom is powered by the new Exynos 5260 hexa-core chipset housing a 1.7 GHz dual-core Cortex A15 processor and a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cotex A7 processor. This chipset is coupled with Mali-T624 GPU and 2 GB of RAM that can deliver acceptable multi-tasking capabilities. This chipset was also incorporated in the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and it is said to support to big.LITTLE with HMP that ensures that all the six cores work simultaneously.
The Galaxy K Zoom draws power from a mediocre 2,430 mAh battery that sounds average, but the backup delivered by this battery is still not disclosed by the vendor. However, it is believed that this battery can provide a decent backup to drive the camera and hexa-core processor.
Display and Features
Samsung has given a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display that boasts HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The Super AMOLED panel integrates the capacitive touch screen layer directly onto the display in order to render a thinner design that also consumers less power and reflects less light thereby making the display visible even in outdoors.
The Galaxy K Zoom comes fueled with Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and it is topped with the latest version of TouchWiz UI. Connectivity is handled by a slew of features such as 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. Also, there are features such as S Health Lite, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Studio app and many others.
The Galaxy K Zoom comes in a variety of color options such as Electric Blue, Shimmery White and Charcoal Black and has a textured exterior that can provide a comfortable grip.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy K Zoom|
|Display||4.8 inch HD|
|Processor||Exynos 5260 Hexa Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||20.7 MP/ 2 MP|
Price and Conclusion
There is no word on the specific launch date or pricing of the Galaxy K Zoom in India. However, the handset should be a great offering for those willing to own a superior camera centric phone that can capture snaps and videos with great quality. We will have to wait for Samsung to announce this phone in India to know where it falls in terms of pricing. If priced reasonably, the Galaxy K Zoom can definitely stand ahead of its competitors.