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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom packs 20.7 MP camera, 10x optical zoom

We had anticipated that a special “camera” version of Samsung’s flagship device will be launched soon and here it is finally with the moniker ‘Galaxy K Zoom’. The device boasts of a 20.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 10X optical Zoom. This is not the first time Samsung has attempted to put zoom lenses on the back of a smartphone. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom featured similar 10x optical zoom, but it was a bulky mess, while Galaxy K Zoom has managed to keep a much slimmer profile at 0.8 inch thickness.

The Galaxy K Zoom is based on the flagship S5 with added photography features:

  • 20.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor- for high resolution images
  • 10x optical zoom – distortion free zoom.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) – reduce image blur due to movement
  • AF/AE Separation – Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Separation
  • Xenon Flash – Brighter than LED flash

There’s also pro suggest mode which offers 5 optimised filters and selfie alarm which makes taking selfies easy using object tracing, so that you can have your face in the picture exactly where you want it.

Rest of the specifications include :

  • 4.8-inch 720p HD display
  • Hexa-Core chipset with 1.3GHz quad-core a 1.7GHz dual-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage with microSD card slot
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • 1080p HD recording and playback at 60 frames per second
  • 2,430 mAh battery
  • Dual-band WiFi N, LTE, a-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, USB 2.0 and NFC
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UX

If you are a selfie addict and the mediocre front-facing camera is not enough for you, or you prefer proper point and shoot camera features, but don’t want to carry one, Galaxy K Zoom should be the ideal smartphone for you. There is no official information about its availability yet, but it is expected to launch sometime in May starting with Asia.

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