Samsung Introduces the Galaxy K zoom, the perfect blend of 10x Zoom and Galaxy Phone

Jun 16, 2014

The Galaxy K zoom incorporates industry-leading camera features with the Samsung Galaxy mobile experience

Samsung Introduces the Galaxy K zoom, the perfect blend of 10x Zoom and Galaxy Phone
  • Samsung Introduces the Galaxy K zoom, the perfect blend of 10x Zoom and Galaxy Phone
  • Samsung Introduces the Galaxy K zoom, the perfect blend of 10x Zoom and Galaxy Phone
  • Samsung Introduces the Galaxy K zoom, the perfect blend of 10x Zoom and Galaxy Phone
Samsung Introduces the Galaxy K zoom, the perfect blend of 10x Zoom and Galaxy Phone

Bahrain – June 12, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, announced the Samsung Galaxy K zoom today, the only smartphone in the world with a “true optical zoom” camera. Crafted for ease, portability and fun, the K zoom captures brilliant images and videos at the drop of a hat, and comes stocked with the best apps and functions for dynamic consumers on the move.

“Our customers’ input has always opened up new doors and windows for Samsung, and the Galaxy K zoom makes that clearer than ever. As the first in a new category of smartphones, the Galaxy K zoom is the only smartphone out there that allows consumers to capture moments with 10x optical zoom and still stay connected and productive,” said Raj Varma, General Manager, Mobility Sales Group, Samsung, “At Samsung, we have learned that such an innovative device is only inspired by real experience.”

As the world’s first “camera-specialised smartphone”, the Galaxy K zoom is designed to offer the same range of capabilities as a professional camera. Armed with a 10x optical zoom that retracts into its remarkably slim body, the Galaxy K zoom captures crisp, sharp images at 20.7 MP and Full HD videos at 60p, even when zoomed in.

Low light conditions and blur caused by motion are also tackled with the Galaxy K zoom thanks to a 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, blur-reducing Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS), and the Xenon Flash, cutting-edge technology that provides brighter light than LEDs to improve the quality of an image with natural brilliance.

The Galaxy K zoom integrates the most advanced usability features and functions, as well, including AF / AE Separation (Auto Focus / Auto Exposure Separation) for the precise balance of light and clarity, next-generation Pro Suggest mode which offers 5 optimised filter settings, Selfie Alarm that allows users to take timed selfies with ease, and object tracking for a clear, focused shot of a moving subject. Each feature comes with a simple user interface that allows users to easily capture photos and videos with groundbreaking quality, in any situation.

The Galaxy K zoom offers all the features that consumers want in a Galaxy smartphone, such as Ultra Power Saving Mode, which minimises battery consumption, personalised fitness and lifestyle coach the S Health Lite, and Studio, which allows users to easily edit their pictures and videos.

The compact and highly portable Galaxy K zoom even features an ergonomic grip that feels soft and comfortable when held. Galaxy K zoom is available at all major retail stores for BHD 216.00.

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Samsung K zoom Product Specifications

Network LTE Cat4, HSPA+ 42 Mbps
LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 2,100 / 2,600
HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1,900 / 2,100
EDGE/GPRS 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900
3G 5-band HSPA+ 42 Mbps
HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1,900 / 2,100
EDGE/GPRS 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Display (1280 x 720)

Hexa core: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core + 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor
OS Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Camera Main (Rear): 20.7 Mega pixel 1 / 2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical Zoom, OIS,
24 - 240 mm, F3.1 - 6.3
AF Assist LED
Sub (Front): 2.0 Mega pixel
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200
Continuous Shot: 3 fps MAX with AF
Xenon Flash,
SMART Mode, Expert Mode (P / M), My Mode

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1920 x 1080 / 60p)
Codec : H.263, H.264 (AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Codec : MP3, AMR-NB / WB, AAC / AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG (Vorbis), FLAC

Value-Added Features
SMART Mode (28): Auto, Pro Suggest, Program, Beauty face, Shot & more, Panorama, Virtual tour, Rich tone, Night, Continuous shot, Selfie alarm, Manual, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party / Indoor, Action freeze, Waterfall, Animated photo, Sound & shot, Surround shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Fireworks, Light race
AF / AE Separation, Object tracking, Studio, Smile / Blink detection
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Kids mode
S Health Lite

Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4+5 GHz, HT40,
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE
USB: USB 2.0

Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor

Internal Memory: 8 GB
microSD slot: micro SDSC (up to 2 GB guaranteed), micro SDHC (up to 32 GB guaranteed), micro SDXC (up to 64 GB guaranteed)
*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
Dimension 137.5 X 70.8 X 16.6 (20.2) mm, 200 g
Battery 2,430 mAh

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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