In the Forums
- Anyone interested? 18 replies | Last reply 10 months ago
The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a smartphone-camera hybrid device that follows in the footsteps of its previous hybrid device, the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Just like its predecessor, the Galaxy K Zoom walks the line between a traditional smartphone and its smart, Android-powered cameras such as the Galaxy Camera 2.
Announced in April 2014, the Galaxy K Zoom from the front looks very similar to the Galaxy S5, with a slightly smaller display but the same buttons and industrial design. Just like its predecessor, though, the Galaxy K Zoom comes up short in terms of raw smartphone specifications when compared to the flagship phone of the same release cycle. The Galaxy K Zoom has just a 720 x 1280 resolution display, a "hexa-core" processor that's a quad-core 1.3GHz processor and dual-core 1.7GHz processor together, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of memory and LTE connectivity. The rest of the design looks much like the Galaxy S5, with the addition of a dedicated camera button on the side and large cutout for a flash on the back.
This phone isn't really about the internal specs as much as it's about the gigantic (by smartphone standards) camera sensor on the back. The Galaxy K Zoom sports a 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, backed by 10x optical zoom (24-240mm equivalent), optical image stabilization and a true Xenon flash. The camera app has been tailored to the camera sensor as well, providing more advanced functions such as Auto Focus and Auto Exposure separation, a new Pro Suggest Mode and manual controls.
When you flip the phone back over, you have a standard Samsung user interface built on Android 4.4 KitKat (at launch) with all of Samsung's latest apps and features, including S Health, Ultra Power Saving Mode and Samsung Studio.
Portions of this page are modifications based on work created and shared by the Android Open Source Project
and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution License. AndroidCentral is an independent site
that is not affiliated with or endorsed by Google.