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Samsung unveils Galaxy K Zoom with 20.7 MP and Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy K Zoom today, their new smartphone-camera hybrid running on Android 4.4 KitKat. With a redesigned TouchWiz UI in tow, the new addition to the family of Galaxy cameras shoots with a 20.7 MP camera sensor and allows for a 10x optical zoom. What else does the Camera K Zoom have in store?

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
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Samsung breathed fresh air into their camera line with the Galaxy K Zoom, a slimmer, redesigned smartphone camera (with the Galaxy S5 material on the back), in comparison to past models.  Thanks to its retractable lens, it looks quite elegant. With a new camera UI encompassing 28 camera modes, the camera also has a 10x optical zoom, a Xenon flash and OIS (optical image stabilization). One of the features in the K Zoom is Pro Suggest which suggests five filters based on your environment and the lighting. There will also be a higher color gamut than the standard sRGB screen and a better image quality than the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Videos will shoot at 60 fps in Full HD.

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The 4.8-inch display has a resolution of 720p and the entire device is running on a hexa-core Exynos 5 Hexa 5260 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, backed up by 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion up to 64 GB. The battery also seems quite decent with 2,430 mAh.

OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Display Super AMOLED 4.8-inch, 1,280 x 720, 306 ppi 
Processor Hexa-core Exynos 5 Hexa 5260, two 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores
Internal storage 8 GB (microSD up to 64 GB)
Battery  2,430 mAh
Camera CMOS sensor, 20.7 MP, 1/2.3 BSI, 10x optical zoom, OIS / 2.1 MP front camera
Connectivity LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, NFC and HSPA+ (42 Mbps)
Dimensions 137.5 x 70.8 x 16.6-20.2 mm
Weight 200 grams
Price and availability 499 Euro in Netherlands May 21 2014 (692 USD approx.)

All in all, the K Zoom looks like a major improvement over the Galaxy S4 Zoom, not only because of the design but also features, UI and camera capabilities.

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Samsung will be shipping the device in Europe as of May 21st for 499 Euro in the Netherlands and in Russia, which equates to approximately 692 USD, though only time will tell the exact price for US and other market prices. The device comes in various color combinations as well.

Check out our image gallery below or follow the link if on the AndroidPIT app.

What do you think of the new Galaxy camera? Yet another one we didn't really need or a nice new addition to the Galaxy line you might actually buy?

Source: Sam Mobile

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