Samsung has officially launched the much-anticipated camera-variant of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy K zoom, at its ‘Kapture the Moment’ event at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore on Tuesday.
The Samsung Galaxy K zoom is the second camera specialized-smartphone from the company with the first one being the Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Galaxy K zoom sports a 20.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor at the back accompanied by a Xenon flash and also features optical image stabilizer (OIS) for low-light imaging. The rear camera supports 10x optical zoom. The rear camera comes with some advanced camera usability features and functions, including AF/AE Separation (/Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation); Pro Suggest mode that offers 5 optimized filter settings, Selfie Alarm offers users to take timed selfies. The Galaxy K zoon also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy K zoom features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD (720×1280 pixels) display compared to the to the Galaxy S4 Zoom that came with 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display.
Speaking during the launch Sun Hong Lim, Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics said, “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. 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.”
The Galaxy K zoom runs Android 4.4 KitKat and the new camera-centric smartphone is powered by a hexa-core processor (a quad-core 1.3GHz and a dual-core 1.7GHz). The company has however not revealed the exact chipset, currently thought to be the Exynos 5 Hexa SoC coupled with a Mali-T264 GPU.
Other specifications include 2GB of RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card, and a 2430mAh battery. The Galaxy K zoom will be available in two variants – LTE and 3G – while other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB and NFC.
By Nixon Kanali