Samsung’s Galaxy K Zoom is the followup device to last year’s Galaxy S4 Zoom, which was actually not a variant of the Galaxy S4 at all since it featured completely different hardware. This year Samsung has dropped the name association with its big flagship product and given the camera phone its own lineup, and now it’s got its own price too. The Galaxy K Zoom was announced just last week, and at that point we only knew the release date was sometime in May. While we still don’t have that pinpointed to any actual day or week at this time, we do have official European pricing from Samsung Germany. â‚¬519 will net you the Galaxy K Zoom, which isn’t actually that bad compared to Samsung’s other devices when you consider what you get.
Remember that Samsung’s Galaxy K Zoom features Samsung’s hexa-core (6-core) Exynos 5260 processor, which is the same processor found inside the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. This little processor actually uses a similar concept to many octa-core processors in that it features a 1.7GHz dual-core A15 CPU for stronger lifting, and a 1.3GHz quad-core A-7 for every day tasks and battery saving. It also features the Mali-T624 GPU which is just a leg under the Mali-T628 found in the international Galaxy S5 SM-G900 model. The screen is a reasonable 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, and features 2GB of RAM under the hood. Connectivity is your usual suite of Bluetooth and Wifi, and also features LTE on-board for blazing speeds where your network provides coverage. While the internal storage of the device is a pretty paltry 8GB, you can add up to a 64GB SD Card to the device, giving it much better storage capabilities for all those photos you’ll be taking. The Galaxy K Zoom also runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s newest TouchWiz user interface found on the Galaxy S5.
And of course how could we forget to mention the crown jewel of the whole phone? The 20.7 megapixel camera on the back of the device isn’t just your ordinary smartphone camera, rather it features a 10x zoom lens much like your dedicated point-and-shoot camera would, giving you full phone abilities and full camera abilities all in one chasis. Oh and let’s not forget to mention the Xenon flash aboard, which promises near-full illumination of any dark area. All this adds a little bit of bulk to the phone making it thicker and heavier than the Galaxy S5, but still thinner and lighter than last year’s Galaxy S4 Zoom.